National Board Teacher Certification
The mission of our National Board Candidate Support Site is to make a positive difference with teachers who are seeking National Board Certification by providing the highest level of professional support by a trained leadership who are committed, caring National Board Certified Teachers.
About National Board Support at UA Little Rock…
Prepare, Learn, & Earn Graduate Credit for National Board Certification
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education grants for NBCT Candidates (limited to qualified educators)
Are you an Arkansas teacher working in a school district with few National Board Certified Teachers? The UA Little Rock NBPTS Teacher Academy through a grant provided by the Arkansas Department of Education is providing financial and technical assistance for qualified teachers. Go to Application Page to see who is qualified and who can apply.
Exciting Option open to all NBPTS Candidates
Offered through the UA Little Rock School of Education, these individual courses have no pre-requisites. Select the course(s) that best meet your needs as a candidate.
1. Pre – Candidacy for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (GATE 7393 – three hours of Graduate Credit offered in Summer). This 5-week course is online and is available through the UA Little Rock School of Education. This course is designed to deeply assist teachers with writing the ADE grant application, provide tools and resources for National Board success., and guidance in planning the three classroom-based components. Taught by Dr. Christine Deitz, two-time National Board Certified Teacher.
2. National Board Candidacy (GATE 7393 – three hours of Graduate Credit offered in Fall) . This 11-week course is online and is available through the UA Little Rock School of Education. This course offers National Board Teacher Candidates an important August start to the certification process. This course provides in depth knowledge of multiple teaching strategies, identifies best practices and strategies, guides teachers in selecting or developing formative and summative assessments, and provides essential feedback during each phase of the Component development stage. Taught by Dr. Christine Deitz, NBCT
3. Advanced Candidacy for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (GATE 7393 – three hours of Graduate Credit offered in Spring) . This 11-week online course guides National Board Candidates to polish and submit the classroom-based components for National Board Certification. Practice sessions for Component One, the assessment center, are also included. Taught by Dr. Christine Deitz, NBCT
Email Dr. Deitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these courses or information on how to apply to the UA Little Rock Graduate School.
Graduate Course Credit with UA Little Rock’s School of Education
Are you interested in earning up to 9 hours of graduate credit while you experience your National Board Teacher Certification journey? Apply to the UA Little Rock Graduate Program. GATE (Special Topics) 7393 is the course for you!
Already registered as a UA Little Rock graduate student? Log into your BOSS account and register for your course today! GATE (Special Topics) 7393 is the course for you!
Offered Summer, Spring, and Fall semesters.
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