National Board Certification allows teachers to demonstrate the highest level of accomplishment in their profession. It is a nationally accepted sign of quality and offers a nationwide standard for evaluating and encouraging quality teaching.
Becoming National Board Certified involves an extensive series of performance-based assessments that includes teaching portfolios, student work samples, videos, and analyses of the teacher's classroom teaching and student learning.
The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation helps candidates navigate the National Board Certification process.
Start your journey to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher by attending this informational webinar about the process. Montana National Board Certified Teachers will provide a brief overview of the NBC process including important dates about registration and details portfolio submission. There will be plenty of time for questions during and after the webinar. We will offer the information each month this spring to help you get on your way to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in Montana!
Educator Conference Offerings:
February 12, 2024 at 4:00 pm
March 14, 2024 at 7:00 pm
April 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm
May 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm
Jump Start is a 3-day comprehensive training designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process. Jump Start participants will work with MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators to review NBC components and assessment requirements. The training includes time for collaboration and gathering resources to get candidates off to great start.
August 5 - 7, 2024 - Location TBD
Cost: MFPE member - $150 Non-Member - $400
Are you a current National Board Candidate? Did you attend Jump Start or Quick Start in the past? Would you like to have a work session?
Join MFPE Jump Start Facilitators Jane Shawn and Kim Stout at Jump Start candidate work session available at MFPE Educator Conference Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 am - 9:50 am.
Quick Start is a 3-hour virtual opportunity for National Board candidates who've decided to at the beginning of the school year to start the certification process on the right start. Quick Start is a focus of Component 3 or 2, led by Montana National Board Certified Teacher facilitators.
Cost: MFPE member - $25 Non-member - $100
QS Component 3:
November 4th at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Due to no registrations we will be rescheduling!
MFPE National Board Maintenance of Certification Jump Start
Jump Start is a 2 part comprehensive training designed to provide National Board Certified Teachers renewing their certification with important information about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Jump Start participants will work with MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators to review the Maintenance of Certificate process.
MOC Jump Start Dates:
Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, October 20, 2023 8:00 am - 9:50 am (session will be held during Educator Conference - Billings)
Cost: member = $30 Non-member = $60
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards/National Board Certification Website and Registration: https://www.nbpts.org/
National Board Candidate Important Dates and Deadlines: https://www.nbpts.org/certification/candidate-center/
NBPTS.org Help: https://www.nbpts.org/ or call 1-800-22TEACH
The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation helps candidates navigate the National Board Certification process. Contact Jami Wood to learn more: [email protected]
Montana has 176 National Board Certified Teachers.