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National Board Pre-Candidacy

August 15, 2023
The National Board Pre-Candidacy Class is the first step in pursuing National Board Certification. As a pre-candidate, you’ll gain a firm understanding of the process and be prepared to begin the candidate process toward becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.

In this class, you will explore the National Board Professional Teaching Standards and Five Core Propositions. You will also have a better understanding of the documents, materials, and components set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

As a National Board candidate, you will engage in reflection about your practice, your accomplishments, and your professional goals. As a result of pursuing National Board Certification, educators often feel a renewed passion for their profession and a renewed commitment to the work.

This multi-week virtual course will provide online learning to help participants build a system of support, while also understanding the foundation and process of National Board Certification. After completing this course, you will be prepared to pursue National Board Certification.

Since this is a requirement for our National Board support funding, you will be eligible to apply for funding assistance for the 2023-2024 school year.

Participants will:

    • Become acquainted with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    • Dive into to the National Board Core Propositions.
    • Gain an understanding of how to analyze impact on students.
    • Obtain knowledge needed to make an informed decision about when to declare candidacy with the National Board.
    • Gain a better understanding of the National Board Certification process.

Additional Information

Registration includes training and online materials.

Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona K12 Center.
  • Contact Name: Daniela Robles
  • Phone No: 602-443-6444
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