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National Board Certification (NBC)

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To assist teachers, school administrators and teacher candidates in Southern New Jersey.

What is National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)?

NBPTS was created in 1987 after the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy‚Äôs Task Force on Teaching as a Profession released A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century. Shortly after its release, NBPTS issued its first policy statement: What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do (PDF - 104kb).

This policy set forth our vision for accomplished teaching. The Five Core Propositions form the foundation and frame the rich amalgam of knowledge, skills, dispositions and beliefs that characterize National Board Certification (NBC). 

For comprehensive NBPTS information please click HERE