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National Board CertificatioN

What is National Board Certification?

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. 

National Board
Certification Resources

The Arkansas Teachers for National Board Certification will provide resources to obtain your Board Certification as a teacher in Arkansas. The team at ATNBC is ready to answer any of your questions. Please find more resources listed below or contact us here!

NBPTS Candidate Center

The Candidate Center is your hub for candidate information. Click below to view the current candidate information.

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Teacher and Student

Arkansas DESE
National Board

Arkansas Division of Elementary & Secondary Education National Board Information.

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Five Core Propositions

The Five Core Propositions set forth the profession’s vision for Accomplished Teaching. Visit NBPTS to learn more about the Five Core Propositions & how to meet those standards!

Become a Master Professional

In Arkansas, the Master Professional Educator designation is awarded to teachers who have successfully completed the rigorous process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). The designation remains on the teacher’s license after the NBCT status has expired, but only active NBCTs are eligible to apply.

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Welcome to NBPTS Homeroom! A hub of sequenced resources designed to help you navigate your Board certification journey, whether you are just starting or have already completed components. You will see suggested timelines that will help you manage your time throughout your process.


Arkansas Achieve Grant

ATNBC provides support through a grant for candidates in the following school districts:  Blytheville, Friendship Aspire (LR & PB), Hope, Osceola, & PCSSD

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