National Board Certification

Teachers can earn a Recognized designation for TIA if they become a National Board Certificated Teacher (NBCT). National Board Certification (NBC) was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools.
Region 4 offers teachers pursuing NBC with learning, support, and resources through self-paced, online professional development. These opportunities will provide a deepened understanding of National Board, experience how to implement instructional strategies, and determine goals for successful completion of National Board Certification. See below for more information and register on the Region 4 website.
The Region 4 National Board Candidate Cohort (R4NBC2) will no longer be accepting candidates, with the last cohort completing component work during the 2024-2025 school year. Please reach out to Texas National Board Coalition for information about joining a cohort.


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Enroll in one of these FREE virtual sessions today!


July 22, 2024 | 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
July 24, 2024 | 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
August 6, 2024 | 4 p.m.–5 p.m.



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National Board Professional Development Courses


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picture3(2)Pre-Candidacy Institute
Highly recommended for first-time candidates.
This institute will assist you in defining your why, goal setting, and organizing resources to achieve success. You will focus on successful writing strategies, gain a thorough understanding of component instructions, NBPTS foundational information, and analyze the standards for your content certification.
Component 1
This course provides you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the composition of the assessment and how to study for success. You will deconstruct the rubric for constructed response items and complete a knowledge base inventory for selected response items.
Component 2
During this course you will examine approaches to understanding your students and plan to gather and select data. Furthermore, you will learn how to determine effective ways to communicate your insights and experiences with integrating differentiation into instruction and planning for student success.


Component 3
This course will provide you with an opportunity to strategize for video collection and selection, while focusing on student-centered instructional strategies. Additionally, you will refine your skill of describing, analyzing, and reflecting on teaching practices in a clear and concise manner.
Component 4
During this course you will learn methods to collect student information and leverage assessments for a positive impact on student learning. Determine best methodologies to collaborate with colleagues, families, and the community to foster student growth.




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Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in September of 2024.
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