National Board Cohort
National Board certification is the most respected professional certification available in education. The Board-certification process was established by teachers, for teachers, to allow educators to certify against a set of standards for accomplished teaching. Educators can pursue certification in 25 certificate areas by completing an assessment that involves four components.
Teachers may choose to undertake certification on their own or join a cohort program for guidance and support. The National Board website (nbpts.org) provides a wealth of resources for candidates or for those who are interested in learning more about the process.
Plano ISD supports teachers in the National Board certification process through a two-year cohort in which teachers work through the components with the guidance of cohort facilitators and National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) mentors. In the 2022-23 school year, PISD has two cohorts in progress in partnership with ESC Region 10. The district is launching a third cohort for the 2023-24 school year. Click here for more information on the cohort and application process.
Individuals who become NBCTs automatically earn a Recognized designation under the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) and receive annual allotment funding of $3,000 to $9,000 from the State. Compensation amount varies by campus. For more information on this, visit the National Board Certification in Texas page.
If you have questions about National Board Certification in Plano ISD, please contact Craig McKinney, PL Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (469) 752-8084.
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