WCPSS Has Highest Number of National Board Certified Teachers in U.S.

105 received certification
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WCPSS has the highest number of National Board-certified teachers in the country.

In December 2018, 105 Wake County Public School System teachers earned National Board Certification, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. For the 13th consecutive year, the district has 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 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 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. 

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