National Board Certification

Starting on December 5, 2017, the New York State Education Department will accept applications for the2017-2018 Albert Shanker Grant program. Applications will continue to be accepted through February 28, 2018 or until all funds are exhausted, whichever is first.

Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. National Board Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. Over a decade's worth of evidence shows that the students of Board-certified teachers out perform their peers in other classrooms on achievement tests and that schools and districts with a high concentration of NBCTs see marked improvements in school culture, collaboration and teacher retention.