National Board Certification
EPISD and the National Board Certification
A National Board-Certified Teacher has achieved the highest professional credential in the field of teaching in Texas and the United States.
The certification is a means to professional growth and improvement, and is designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning. EPISD wishes to encourage all teachers to consider becoming a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher and will supply financial and logistical support to help you on your journey.
What is the EPISD National Board Certification Program (NBCT)?
The NBCT program is a two-year commitment to self-reflection and study of practice, with courses and assignments designed around components of the successful classroom —
- Differentiation in Instruction
- Content Knowledge
- Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
- Effective and Reflective Practices
EPISD teachers who choose to take part in this 100% voluntary certification program document their practices through rigorous reflection and analysis, and challenge themselves to improve their teaching skills, which in turn helps their schools and their community.
EPISD will be developing a three-year cohort program to support teachers on their journey to NBCT certification. Teachers can apply to join this cohort and receive mentorship, peer support, and funding for course component fees! EPISD will pay for the entire Certification process including Registration and Component fees ($1900). In addition to the NBCT Cohort, EPISD offers an annual $2,000 stipend for EPISD teachers that hold an active National Board Certification. Additionally, EPISD teachers with a NBCT will be eligible for additional stipends (up to $6000 per year) through the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment program.
How do I apply to the EPISD NBCT Cohort?
EPISD Teachers, Librarians, and Counselors who hold a bachelor’s degree, a valid Texas teaching or counseling license and have 3 full years of teaching or school counseling experience are encouraged to apply to the EPISD NBCT Cohort!
Fifteen candidates will be accepted into each cohort using a scored application process. Learn more about the application process here.
National Board-Certified Teachers in EPISD
Currently, there are two NBC teachers in EPISD.