The University of Washington National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (UW NBPTS) Support Program provides professional learning during regional and certificate-alike meetings. Teachers can earn clock hours or opt for six graduate credits that may be applied to a master’s in instructional leadership. Orientation will take place on September 24 on the UW campus in Seattle.

To be eligible a candidate must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (Exception: Career and Tech Ed teachers must have met the licensure requirements for the state);
  • Have completed three full years of teaching or school counseling; and
  • Possess a valid state teaching or school counseling license (Exception: If you are teaching where a license is not required, you have taught in schools recognized and approved to operate by the state).
Interested? Read the Guide to National Board Certification, which provides in-depth information.

Watch Ron Thorpe and Board-certified teachers discuss the new certification process below.