The National Board Certification Program is a voluntary assessment designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers. National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years for a candidate to complete. Candidates must successfully demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices in order to be awarded the certification.
With more than 3,200 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), Mississippi ranks 8th in the nation in the number of teaching professionals with the advanced credential. Our state awards an annual salary incentive of $6,000 to teachers who have achieved National Board Certification.
To encourage more teachers to seek National Board Certification, Mississippi provides support for the rigorous certification process through “World-Class Teaching” programs and initiatives at colleges and universities across the state.
For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which administers the certification process, visit www.nbpts.org.