National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
AR Candidate Support Program for NBCT
Act 1060 of 2001 as amended by Act 1803 of 2003 authorizes and funds the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide a support program for teachers who wish to become National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) by paying the initial application fee for a candidate to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and in other ways. Current Rules and Regulations amplify Act 1060.
The ADE provides orientations for public school teachers, library media specialists, and school counselors interested in National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification candidacy. To be eligible to apply for state fee assistance, participation in an online orientation is required. The orientation is a web course facilitated by AETN ArkansasIDEAS and is currently available on the website. The state fee assistance application is a component of the web course. The state funding application window for 2013 - 2014 NBPTS has closed.
New Bonus Payment Prodedure
All 2013-2014 NBCT bonuses will be paid March and April 2014. NBCT bonuses are paid for support given during an entire school year. By issuing bonuses in March and April of each school year, the process will better align with state financial policies. The employment verification process will begin January 15, 2014. Information will be emailed to the ADE's NBPTS support listserve. Contact the NBPTS program advisor for listserve membership information.
For more information, please contact:
Michael Rowland, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 107-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
- Arkansas Public School NBPTS Incentives Posted 9/18/2013 pdf
- AETN ArkansasIDEAS Web Course for NBPTS Candidacy Posted 5/7/2013
- All 2012-13 AR NBCTs Posted 3/27/2013 file
- 2012 NBPTS National Press Release Posted 3/27/2013 pdf
- Rules Governing National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Posted 5/21/2012 pdf
- Rules Governing Eligibility and Incentives for Certified Speech/Language Pathologists Posted 5/21/2012 pdf
- What is National Board Teacher Certification?
- What is expected of candidates for National Board Certification?
- Is there a bonus for National Board Certified Teachers in Arkansas?
- What is the cost of National Board Candidacy?
- How does a candidate apply for Full State Funding?
- Who is eligible to apply for Full State Funding for the NBCT application fee?
- Is National Board Certification renewable?