National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Introductory PowerPoint
Purpose of NBPTS • Promotethe teaching profession & recognize accomplished teachers • Establish standards for what accomplished teachers should know & be able to do • Focus teachers’ attention on knowledge, performance, & professional judgment
Eligibility Requirements of NBPTS • Baccalaureate Degree • AND • Three years teaching experience with a valid state teaching license (certificate) • OR • Three years teaching experience in schools recognized & approved by the state (if no license/certificate offered)
Fees The assessment fee is $2,500, inclusive of a non-refundable fee of $500 and a non-refundable $65 processing charge due at the time of application.
Kentucky’s Legislative Goal - KRS 161.131 “…by the year 2020 there will be at least one (1) national board certified teacher in every public school in Kentucky.”
Monetary Benefits of Becoming a NBCT in KY • Rank I (the highest rank in Kentucky) • Must have already achieved Rank II in accordance with KRS 161.1211 • $2,000 annual salary supplement provided by KDE for the life of the certificate (10 years) KRS 157.395
State Assistance for KY NBCT Candidates Temporary Suspension of Enrollments in the Kentucky Teachers’ National Incentive Trust Fund On January 3, 2012, the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) was requested to submit plans to adjust for a 7 – 9 % budget reduction for FY13 and FY14. In response to the need to reduce its budget accordingly, the EPSB approved the temporary suspension of all enrollments into the Teachers’ National Certification Incentive Trust Fund. Should funding become available, staff will enroll the number of candidates into the trust fund commensurate with the amount allocated. Please contact Robert Brown at the EPSB with further questions.
State Assistance for KY NBCT Candidates Contracts for mentoring services through the Candidate Support Providers will not be issued at this time. The priority use of the funds will be to enroll as many teachers as possible into the trust fund. The $200 teacher stipend per day for two (2) days has also been suspended for the current budget cycle. Additionally, substitute reimbursements will be suspended until further notice.
State Assistance for KY NBCT Candidates • Submit to EPSB the Statement of Intent. The completion of this form is MANDATORY and must be returned within 30 days of receiving confirmation that the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has approved the candidacy. This enrolls the candidate in the state incentive program.
Choosing the Right Certificate • Determine • the age range of students & subjects taught. • if the teaching experience is best represented by a generalist or a subject specific certificate. • readiness by reviewing the NB standards document for the selected certificate area.
NBPTS Assessments Portfolio The portfolio is designed to capture teaching practice in real-time, real-life settings, thus allowing trained assessors to examine how the teacher translates knowledge and theory into practice.
NBPTS Assessments • Portfolio • Required to submit four (4) entries: • Three are classroom based, where video recordings and examples of student work serve as supporting documentation. • A fourth entry relates to your accomplishments outside of the classroom with families, the community or colleagues and how they impact student learning.
NBPTS Assessments Assessment Center The online assessment portion of the National Board Certification process asks the teacher to demonstrate content knowledge in response to six exercises developed and designed by practicing professionals in the candidate’s certificate area.
Completing the Process • Submit portfolio to NBPTS prior to spring deadline date as established by NBPTS • Take assessment according to schedule as established by NBPTS • Submit to EPSB the 75% Reimbursement Form upon successful completion of the NPBTS process
National Board Contact Information • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards • http://www.nbpts.org • Kentucky National Board Incentive Trust Fund • http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/nationalboard.asp • EPSB- Sherri Henley, Program Consultant • (502) 564-4606 Sherri.Henley@ky.gov • National Board Kentucky Salary Supplement (KDE) • (502) 564-3846