As North Carolina continues to lead the nation for the highest number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, UCPS also continued to rank among the top 30 school districts nationwide for the total number of teachers who have earned their National Board Certification.
National Board Certification is a voluntary performance-based assessment that is widely regarded as the highest credential in the teaching profession. The rigorous process typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.
UCPS currently has 296 National Board Certified teachers, and 39 teachers renewed or earned their certification in 2018.
While National Board Certification is significant for the teachers who earn the credential, they have also been proven to be highly beneficial for students.
A decade of research confirms that National Board Certified teachers not only positively impact student learning but also hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom and demonstrate their dedication to their students and profession.