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National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

June 10, 2021

This course takes place online June 10-July 29, 2021. This is STEP 1 toward National Board Certification.

Registration closes May 27, 2021.

Prior to becoming a National Board candidate, the Pre-Candidacy Class, offered by the Arizona K12 Center, provides you with an opportunity to explore the National Board Professional Teaching Standards and the process of becoming Board-certified.

This multi-week online/hybrid course will help participants build a system of support, while also understanding the foundation and process of National Board Certification. The coursework for pre-candidacy will happen in an online environment. You will meet your peers and instructors online during week one, and then again online at the conclusion of the course during the final week.

After participating in this course, you will be able to make the decision about when to pursue National Board Certification. You will understand what the certification process may entail. You will also have a better understanding of the documents, materials, and components set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Participants will:

  • Become acquainted with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
  • Dive into the National Board Core Propositions.
  • Gain an understanding of how to analyze the 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.