Pitt County Schools

National Board Certification
 
What is National Board Certification?
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was formed in 1987 with an objective of advancing the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards. National Board Certification, which is the highest credential in the teaching profession,is a voluntary certification process. Participants of this process are evaluated by high and rigorous standards for accomplished teaching through performance-based assessments.  
 
Certification typically takes from one to three years to complete. As a part of the process, candidates build an e-portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching. Certification is currently available to educators in 25 subject areas. 
*NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. 
  
Pitt County Schools National Board Certification Support Program
Pitt County Schools avidly supports and encourages its teachers to maintain professional teaching standards in the highest manner. Our program has been developed for the support of teachers that wish to pursue higher goals and standards in educating the students of Pitt County. National Board Certification is a comprehensive process that develops and upholds teaching standards for the 21st Century and  reflects the qualities of education that we see as most valuable.  
 
 
Mission of Pitt County Schools National Board Certification Program 
The mission of the National Board Certification Support Program is to provide individual guidance, assistance, and recognition to our teachers throughout the certification process.  
 

Important Candidate Dates and Deadlines for the 2016-2017 Cycle

Registration Window (first-time and returning candidates)

April 1, 2016-January 31, 2017

Application Window (renewal candidates)

September 1, 2016-January 31, 2017

Fee Payment Deadline  

January 31, 2017

Change of Certificate and/or Specialty Area

(first-time candidates only)

January 31, 2017

Change of Component Selection

January 31, 2017

Withdrawal Deadline

 

January 31, 2017

ePortfolio Submission Window

 

April 1-May 17, 2017

 
 
Last Modified on January 26, 2017
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