National Board Certification

Today, only a small fraction of America’s teachers—about three percent—are Board-certified. To achieve the changes in education that we seek for all students, that number must grow dramatically to represent the majority of teachers in the profession.National Board Certification is a mark of quality that is widely recognized and demanded by the public. To elevate the profession, we are working with partners to strengthen the career continuum leadership roles. Learn more here.

The Five Core Propositions of a National Board Certified Teacher set forth the profession's vision for accomplished teaching. Together, the propositions form the basis of all National Board Standards and the foundation for the National Board Certification. Learn more here.

Learn more about the certification areas available through the National Board Certified process.

Jump Start Seminars

Jump Start Seminars, led by Oregon National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), are designed to assist OEA and WEA members in their pursuit of NBCT certification. OEA Jump Start is a four-day comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification.

Reimbursement Information

TSPC offers reimbursement for Oregon teachers who become National Board Certified for most costs related to the certification process, including OEA Jump Start Seminars and cohort support. Visit the TSPC website to learn more and read this document.

Questions about upcoming seminars?

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Micro-Credential Virtual Learning Community

Educators who would like to learn a little bit more about what National Board is about or are getting ready to apply for a National Board Certification would benefit from Virtual Learning opportunities, offered through OEA's Center for Great Public Schools.

National Board Candidate Virtual Cohort Support

Cascade Educational Consulting Services provides National Board cohort support for teachers pursuing National Board Certification, via both in-person and virtual trainings. Visit their site to view upcoming virtual training opportunities.