The National Board Certification Process in New York
The New York State Education Department is pleased to announce the continued availability of funding to support qualified New York State teachers entering the National Board Certification process through the New York State Albert Shanker Grant Program. Click here for the application information (coming soon).
A teacher who holds a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) may obtain a New York State certificate in a comparable title through the National Board Pathway.
Some National Board certificate titles correspond to New York State certificate titles. If you possess a National Board certificate that does not correspond to a New York State certificate, or you completed a teacher education program in another state that led to certification in that state, you should apply using the Reciprocity Pathway. If you did not complete a teacher education program, for some titles, you may be eligible under the Individual Evaluation Pathway.
To determine what certificate titles are accepted, please refer to NBPTS Certificate Titles and Comparable NYS Certificate Titles. Visit TEACH for more information.
The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). It strives to provide awareness and establish support structures for teachers and school districts to pursue the National Board Certification process. The council also works to increase the number of teachers that pursue national certification and develop effective NBC support programs across the state. To date, more than 1,600 teachers in New York State have achieved National Board Certification.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is a nonprofit
organization of teachers and other education stakeholders created in 1987 to assist in
improving student learning through the establishment of higher, more rigorous standards of knowledge and performance for teachers. By defining and recognizing highly accomplished practice, a certificate awarded by the National Board attests that a teacher has been judged by his or her peers as one who meets meaningfully high and rigorous standards of knowledge and performance. There are currently 25 certificate areas available Pre-K through 12th grade.
Each qualified teacher who applies for an initial Albert Shanker Grant and meets the
requirements will be awarded funding to the extent that monies remain available at
the time the application is received. All funding of qualified candidates will be awarded
based on the date the application and documentation is received by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Higher Education.
THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Office of Higher Education
89 Washington Ave. 975 EB
Albany, New York 12234