ADVANCED CERTIFICATION FOR PRINCIPALS
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR PRINCIPALS:
REDEFINING EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Effective principals are critical to the success of students, teachers and entire schools. A successful principal creates a culture of learning that:
- Advances student learning and engagement.
- Recruits and retains the best teachers.
- Improves teacher and school performance.
To create a consistently reliable process to develop, recognize and retain effective principals, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® (NBPTS) has announced an initiative to develop National Board Certification for Principals.
National Board Certification for Principals, the first national certification program focused on principals, is also the first phase of an expanded umbrella program, National Board Certification for Educational Leaders, which builds on the National Board's 20-year, highly successful program, National Board Certification for teachers and school counselors. National Board Certification for Educational Leaders not only creates standards and an assessment process for principals, it also lays the groundwork for a new educator-leadership initiative for assistant principals, teachers and other school-based educators who positively impact the culture of learning in schools.
For more information, please go to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' Products and Services.
The Business of Strengthening School Leadership, Business Week
Principals' Certification on Horizon, Education Week
National Board Certification for Principals Brochure
National Board Certification for Educational Leaders Key Points
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Accomplished Principal Standards
WHERE TO GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NBPTS IN NORTH CAROLINA
- For more information more about state assistance, completing the application,
or candidate support contact
Dr. Sonja Brown , the Program Coordinator for National Board Certification, at 919.807.3358.
- For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NBPTS Regional Office; 919.828.1236 or visit
- North Carolina Association of Educators
- North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association
- NBC Coordinator in your school district