NBPTS Announces 95 Illinois Teachers Renew National Certification of Teaching Excellence

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced that more than 2,764 teachers have successfully met the standards to renew their certification for National Board Certi-fication in 2011. Ninety-five of those NBCTs are Illinois teachers. By Successfully completing the renewal process for certification, these out-standing teachers continue to meet the nation’s highest teaching standards. They continue to be among the tens of thousands of NBCTs who are a part of this country’s education reform move-ment focusing on ensuring that every student has access to an accomplished teacher. The advanced teaching credential is valid for 10 years. In order to renew National Board Certifica-tion, a teacher must complete the NBPTS Profile of Professional Growth prior to the expiration date of his or her certificate. The Profile must contain compelling evidence of the NBCT’s pro-fessional growth linked to student learning since achieving certification. Renewal candidates must begin the renewal process during their eighth or ninth years as NBCTs. If you were certi-fied in 2002 or 2003, it’s time to begin the certi-fication renewal process. For more information visit the NBRC at Illinois State University, NBCT Certificate Renewal for resources and activities. There is currently NOT a fee for NBCTs applying for their Illinois Master Certification. Starting on January 1, 2012 the application fee will be $10.00.

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