Here is some important information to know;
Certification consists of four components: assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice, and documentation of the impact of assessment and collaboration on student learning. Throughout the process, you will be able to apply what you’re learning to your classroom practice and connect with other teachers pursuing certification. Recognizing the many demands on teachers’ time, the process is designed to be flexible, efficient and affordable.
The National Board Certification has gone through some revisions;
The National Board now provides additional options for educators. While teachers can complete the entire certification process in one year, some may choose to do so over several years if that fits better with other demands on their time.
The total cost of certification has decreased to about $1900.00, with each of the four components costing $475 each. Candidates have the option to pay for and submit each component separately.
National Board Certification State Contact
California Department of Education
California Teachers Association
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards NBPTS
Language from our 2014-2016 Contract;
3.5.9 Unit members with a Masters Degree or National Board Certification in the field of employment shall receive additional salary compensation of 3.1 percent of Class III, Step 3 (schedule A, appendix A), annually, as part of their base salary.
188.8.131.52 Unit members with a Doctorate Degree or a combination of at least two (2) of the following: Maters Degree(s) and/or National Board Certification in the field of employment shall receive an additional salary compensation of 3.1 percent of Class III, Step 3 (Appendix A, Section A for 2014-1; Appendix C, Section A for 2015-16), annually, as part of their base salary.