What is the Partnership for Accomplished Teaching?
Who we are...
Partnership for Accomplished Teaching supports teacher candidates through a blended model of face-to-face and online support for teachers who wish to pursue National Board Certification.
What we do is...
Provide 24 hours of online support
Offer 4 face-to-face support sessions
Provide access to support, collaboration, and networking
Offer support by trained Certified Facilitators
Conduct personalized professional development
Choose focus from 25 certificate specialty areas
Achieve greater impact on student learning and achievement
Distinguish yourself as an accomplished teacher
Increase leadership capacity
Receive credit/units at some universities
Increase compensation in some districts
The cost of the support program is $125 per each component you submit. However, there are a limited number of scholarships available this 2017-2018 fiscal year only!
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What is National Board for Professional Teaching Standards?
Created by teachers, for teachers, the founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do
Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards
Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers
National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching are comparable to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath — set forth the profession's vision for accomplished teaching.
The propositions form the basis of all National Board Standards and the foundation for National Board Certification.
Proposition 1: Teachers Are Committed to Students and Their Learning
Proposition 2: Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach
Those Subjects to Students
Proposition 3: Teachers Are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring
Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and
Learn from Experience
Proposition 5: Teachers Are Members of Learning Communities
National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students, and schools.
The program's mission is to support teachers pursuing National Board Certification, advance teacher leadership, and improve teacher quality. San Diego County Office of Education’s support program empowers teachers to grow in their professional practice through a guided process of reflection and collaboration.