Wake County Leads Nation in National Board Certified Teachers
For the 12th consecutive year, WCPSS boasts the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country.
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For the 12th consecutive year, Wake County Public School System boasts the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. More than 2,000 teachers have earned this high distinction while working in the district.
WCPSS is also the first school system in the nation to partner with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to create a program designed to support third-year teachers as they prepare to pursue board certification. In the district’s Beginner to Board-Certified program, participants attend professional development sessions throughout the year as a group and move together through the certification process starting in the fourth year of their career.
Seeking national board certification demands significant time and effort from a teacher. The process requires teachers to analyze their teaching practices and impact on student learning, take on leadership roles and collaborate with peers. The national board certification program is built upon the belief that establishing higher standards for teachers results in better learning for students. For more information, visit wcpss.net/nbct.