National Board Certification Support

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.

The State of Montana provides an annual stipend of up to $2,000 for teachers who achieve and maintain NBC. Several Montana districts provide additional stipends.

Becoming National Board Certified involves an extensive series of performance-based assessments that includes teaching portfolios, student work samples, video, and analyses of the teacher's classroom teaching and student learning.

The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation helps candidates navigate the National Board Certification process. Contact Marco Ferro to learn more: [email protected]

MFPE National Board Jump Start

Jump Start is a 3-day comprehensive training designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and assessment requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information.  The training is provided by MFPE's team of NBCT Facilitators.


Jump Start Dates: 

Billings - June 24 - 26, 2020

Missoula - August 3 - 5, 2020

Montana's National Board Certified Teachers

Montana has 145 National Board Certified Teachers.



National Board Certification Webinars - 2020

Start your journey to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher by attending this informational webinar about the process. Montana NBCTs Kristie Gaines, Bozeman, and Nikki Vradenburg, Belgrade, 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!

Webinar dates and registration: (more information coming soon!)

January  | Click here to register

February  | Click here to register

March  | Click here to register

April  | Click here to register

May| Click here to register

June | Click here to register

National Board Certification Webinar April 18 2019

Informational Video on NBC and NBC Webinars