National Board Certification Support

Welcome to NCAE National Board Certification Support Information Central! 

Interested in pursuing National Board Certification, but not sure what it’s all about?  Already a candidate and wondering what support is available?  NCAE is here to help!  Check out all of the support sessions workshops available to support you!

About National Board Certification 3.0

Need more information?  Please visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.  You can also find the NEA-AFT Candidate Support Guide at http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources

Support Available for National Board Certification Candidates

Are you a first-time candidate in 2014-15?

If you are pursuing National Board Certification for the first time in 2014-15, please be aware that you will be under the new National Board Certification (3.0) process.  Because of the changes in the process, NCAE has designed support and awareness sessions just for you!

Fall Seminars – October 11, 2014 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Clayton, Ayden, Lumberton) – Flyer/Agenda    Register

This session is designed specifically for candidates who are pursuing the process in 2014-15.  Details about NBC 3.0, as well as a deep dive into the Five Core Propositions (upon which all National Board Certification standards and instructions are based), as well as NBPTS standards and teacher leadership will be covered during this engaging and interactive session, led by NCAE-certified National Board Certified Teachers.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

NBC Boot Camp – February 5-7, 2015 (NCAE Center, Raleigh) – Flyer/Agenda     Register

This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 5, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification process.  Friday, February 6 will offer candidates mini-sessions on multiple topics related to pursuing your certification, as well as time to work in a quiet space, and time to work with trained Candidate Support Coaches.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Spring Seminar I – April 25, 2015 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Clayton, Ayden, Lumberton) – Flyer/Agenda     Register

This one-day session in multiple locations around the state will provide candidates the opportunity to work with coaches and review their written products to ensure that all questions and prompts have been answered.  Time to work on those products is also a part of the agenda.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Spring Seminar II – May 16, 2015 (West, Central and East locations TBA) – Flyer/Agenda   Register

Unsure of what to do to prepare for Component 1?  This session will be geared to anyone preparing for an assessment center-type setting, but will differentiate for those candidates under 2.0 and 3.0, so that you receive the right support and coaching for your candidacy.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Were you a first-time candidate in 2012-13 or 2013-14?

NBC Boot Camp – February 5-7, 2015 (NCAE Center, Raleigh) – Flyer/Agenda      Register

This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 5, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification process.  Friday, February 6 will offer candidates mini-sessions on multiple topics related to pursuing your certification, as well as time to work in a quiet space, and time to work with trained Candidate Support Coaches.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Spring Seminar I – April 25, 2015 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Clayton, Ayden, Lumberton) – Flyer/Agenda    Register

This one-day session in multiple locations around the state will provide candidates the opportunity to work with coaches and review their written products to ensure that all questions and prompts have been answered.  Time to work on those products is also a part of the agenda.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Spring Seminar II – May 16, 2015 (West, Central and East locations TBA) – Flyer/Agenda     Register

Need to retake an Assessment Center exercise?  This session will be geared to anyone preparing for an assessment center-type setting, but will differentiate for those candidates under 2.0 and 3.0, so that you receive the right support and coaching for your candidacy.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Are you a National Board Certified Teacher, and are preparing to pursue renewal?

NBC Boot Camp – February 5-7, 2015 (NCAE Center, Raleigh) – Flyer/Agenda     Register

This two-day, residential support opportunity provides participants with a relaxing dinner on Thursday, February 5, preparing for two days of intense work around your National Board Certification Renewal process.  Friday, February 6 will offer candidates the opportunity to work with Renewed NBCTs, and begin working on your Profile of Professional Growth. You will have Candidate Support Coaches to work with throughout the two days, as well as space to work on your own.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided on both days.

Spring Seminar I – April 25, 2015 (Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Clayton, Ayden, Lumberton) – Flyer/Agenda     Register

This one-day session in multiple locations around the state will provide candidates the opportunity to work with coaches and review their written products to ensure that all questions and prompts have been answered.  Time to work on those products is also a part of the agenda.  Light breakfast, as well as lunch, are provided.

Become a Candidate Support Coach

Interested in becoming a coach to work with candidates for National Board Certification?  The NCAE Center for Instructional Advocacy and the NCAE NBCT Caucus have developed a Candidate Support Institute that will do just that!  It consists of four levels:

CSI 101: The Basics

  • Introduction to NBC 3.0
  • Facilitating Discussions
  • Understanding Adult Learners
  • Ethical Candidate Coaching

CSI 201:  Beginning to Prepare Candidates

  • Revisiting NBC 3.0
  • Deep Dive into Jumping in with Both Feet, the information seminar about National Board Certification
  • Advocating for National Board Certification and accomplished teaching
  • Candidate Centered Support, Part I

Following this session, participants will receive certification from NCAE to facilitate sessions for schools, school systems and local Associations regarding National Board Certification candidacy.  Information will also be shared with your local school system.

CSI 301:  Coaching Candidates

  • Candidate Centered Support, Part II
  • Coaching Teacher Leaders
  • Leading with National Board Certification
  • Inviting Potential Candidates

Following this session, participants will be certified as ‘Master Candidate Coach,’ and will become a part of the NCAE-certified list of candidate support coaches shared with school systems and local Associations.  Coaches may also be called upon by the NCAE Center for Instructional Advocacy and the NCAE NBCT Caucus for support during the year.

CSI 401:  Becoming a Mentor-Coach

  • The Questioning Method of Coaching
  • Deep Dive into NCAE Support Opportunities
  • Ethics and Mentoring

Following this session, participants will be certified as ‘Candidate Mentor Coach,’ and will be noted as such in the NCAE-certified list of candidate support coaches shared with school systems and local Associations.  Coaches may also be called upon by the NCAE Center for Instructional Advocacy and the NCAE NBCT Caucus to lead mini-sessions and assist with candidate support seminars throughout the year.

Each session will end with a certificate of participation, and 0.5 CEUs available, pending LEA approval.  Candidate Support Institute participants are also connecting with Standards I & V on the NC Teacher Evaluation process.  At all sessions, light breakfast snacks, as well as lunch and materials, are provided.

Click here to register for CSI 101 at the Fall Regional Professional Learning Day!

Click here to register for CSI 101 or CSI 201 at the Spring Regional Professional Learning Day!