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What is National Board Certification?

National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected certification available in K-12 education. 
-National Board Website www.nbpts.org
 
Five Core Propositions forming the foundation of National Board Certification
 
Proposition 1 - Teachers are committed to students and their learning
 
Proposition 2 - Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students
 
Proposition 3 - Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning
 
Proposition 4 - Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience
 
Proposition 5 - Teachers are members of learning communities