Get on Board!


For over 30 years, the National Board's mission has been to "advance the quality of teaching and learning through advanced certification." Now there are more than 118,000 board-certified teachers across all 50 states. The National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) is building a career continuum, starting with pre-service teacher preparation, leading to teachers who aspire to achieve Board certification.

Candidates for certification analyze their teaching and its impact on student learning, take on leadership roles, and collaborate with peers and community. This hard work pays off as NC National Board Certified teachers are eligible for a 12 percent pay differential. Click here to see the NBC pay guidelines for North Carolina teachers.

The Process

The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished teaching across four components:

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge

  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction

  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Classroom Environment

  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner

Candidates can work on any component in any order or all at one time. Each component costs $475.

CEUs in NC

  • 8.0 CEUs for attempting and/or completing all components as an initial candidate

  • 2.0 CEUs for success renew, or maintenance of certification (MOC)--1 for content and 1 for literacy

  • Click here for a document explaining more about the NB and NC licensure renewal

District Coordinator

Chandra Manning, BT Coordinator/Curriculum Specialist, serves as Asheboro City School's NBC coordinator. She has certified and renewed in Adolescent/Young Adult English/Language Arts since 2005.

Congratulations to Our 2021 NBCT Renewal!

Sharon Andrews, NBCT

Donna Lee Loflin Elementary

Renewal (2021) - Generalist/Middle Childhood