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Partnership for Accomplished Teaching





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

Opportunities to... 

  • 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!

                    Invite your teacher friends!
                                              NBPAT Program Flyer.pdf


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

                          Student Learning

Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and

                         Learn from Experience

Proposition 5: Teachers Are Members of Learning Communities


Why Certify?

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students, and schools.

The Continuum

Mission Statement

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.