National Board Certified Teacher Support

The Alabama School Library Association sponsors a series of virtual meetings for those school librarians who are interested in applying for National Board Certification. This study group supports librarians who are interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood). The ASLA National Board Certification STUDY Group (Library Media) makes use of social media platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet to discuss the components. Continuing or advanced candidates as well as renewals (MOC) are asked to contact Tywanna Burton to arrange virtual sessions. Additional small group study sessions dates will be announced later. Please contact Tywanna Burton for further information. ( cell: 205-381-3232

Please Note:

National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While state teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. Completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have developed and demonstrated the skills required of an accomplished education professional.

Access the sections listed below for information on the requirements to become a National Board Certified Teacher. Review the sections below for information to help guide and inform your journey as you pursue national board certification.

  • Certification process during COVID-19.

The certification process is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished teaching across four components:

  • Content Knowledge

  • Differentiation in Instruction

  • Teaching Practice and Classroom Environment

  • Effective and Reflective Practitioner

The cost for each of the 4 components is $475.

The evidence is clear that Board Certified teachers positively impact student learning.

Please contact Tywanna Burton ( , 205-381-3232)