Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

2015 NBPTS Orientations

The office for National Board Certified Teachers in the Educator Effectiveness unit at the Arkansas Department of Education would like to announce the regional, informational meetings for teachers seeking to become National Board Certified.

The meetings will provide prospective candidates with information regarding the National Board Certified Teacher process and content.  Also, information will be provided for candidates seeking state funding. A National Board Certified presenter will be available for questions related to the process.

For dates, times and locations of the five regional, informational meetings, go to the following PDF link:

 A survey monkey link is available on the document for registration.  It is requested that all prospective candidates register by April 10, 2015.


Arkansas Candidate Support Program for NBCT

Act 1060 of 2001 as amended by Act 1803 of 2003 authorizes and funds the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide a support program for teachers who wish to become National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) by paying the initial application fee for a candidate to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and in other ways. Current Rules and Regulations amplify Act 1060.

NBCT Employment Verification Procedure

Arkansas National Board Certified Teachers are required to create and maintain a profile in the online Arkansas Teacher Licensure Accountability System (ATLAS) to verify employment for each year's state bonus.  All NBCT records, including employment eligibility, will be recorded in ATLAS.


For more information, please contact:

Barbara Culpepper, Public School Program Manager

Vanessa Holt, Administrative Specialist III
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 107-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: 501-682-6349 or 501-371-1580
Fax: 501-682-4382


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