The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education has received $55,241 from the Arkansas Department of Education to provide workshops and trainings to candidates seeking National Board Teacher Certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving effectiveness in education and teaching. Offering 25 areas of certification, NBPTS is the most respected professional certification available to teachers serving in K-12 education.
Grant money received from the Arkansas Department of Education will cover expenses related to support and training for candidates receiving National Board Teacher Certification. These workshops, which are held twice a month until May, will provide essential knowledge and skills associated with accomplished and effective teaching.
UA Little Rock facilitators will also offer a two–day workshop in June to help candidates complete their application for the Arkansas Department of Education’s National Board Candidate funding. Organizers are also scheduling three one-day writing application workshops.
Teachers interested in taking National Board Certification for up to six hours of graduate credit can contact the Jodie Mahony Center for more information.
UA Little Rock currently serves over 130 teachers annually and is the largest support site in the state.