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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Preparation Courses

Overview

Northwest Missouri State University Professional Development offers graduate courses to assist teachers in completing the various components of the National Board Certification application.  These courses follow the NBPTS application submission timelines.  All candidates must apply with NBPTS prior to enrolling in Northwest preparation courses.

The Proven Impact of Board-Certified Teachers on Student Achievement

Through National Board Certification, teachers demonstrate that their teaching meets the profession’s standards for accomplished practice through a rigorous, peer-reviewed and performance-based process, similar to professional certification in fields such as medicine. In achieving Board certification, teachers prove their ability to advance student learning and achievement.

More than a decade of research from across the country confirms: Students taught by Board-certified teachers learn more than students taught by other teachers. Estimates of the increase in learning are on the order of an additional one to two months of instruction. The positive impact of having a Board-certified teacher (NBCT) is even greater for minority and low- income students. This improvement in student outcomes is mirrored by NBCTs achieving stronger results on leading measures of teacher effectiveness, including robust classroom observations and value-added scores. The compelling research on the effectiveness of Board-certified teachers is particularly noteworthy when compared to the lack of consistent research on the effectiveness of teachers with master’s degrees.

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Courses

National Board Preparation Courses

Northwest Missouri State University Professional Development collaborated with Charlene Steadman to develop a series of preparation courses to assist teacher with the components required in the National Board Certification Application.  Additionally, teachers are able to obtain graduate credit through these preparation courses.

These courses are taught by Charlene Steadman.  Charlene has a Master of Arts in Teaching: Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary degree from Missouri Western State University.  She achieved her National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2001.  Charlene has served as a National Boards facilitator, staff developer, new teacher mentor, student teacher mentor, a Critical Friends Coach, District Math Leadership team member, NORCO Vice-President, District PGC and in-service instructor, EEI trainer, and a classroom teacher from Kindergarten through fourth grade.

Questions? Please email Charlene Steadman csteadm@nwmissouri.edu

Sequence of Courses

Year 1

Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment – This component requires two video recordings, student work samples, and a written commentary that demonstrates evidence of your practice and analysis of instruction, student engagement and the learning environment. Fall 

Component 1: Content Knowledge – This computer-based assessment requires candidates to demonstrate their content knowledge and pedagogical practices for teaching in your content area through the full age range and ability level of your certificate area. The assessment includes three constructed response exercises and 45 selected response items.  Spring

 Year 2

Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner – This component requires you to demonstrate evidence of your abilities as an effective and reflective practitioner in developing and applying knowledge of your students; your use of assessments to effectively plan for and positively impact your students’ learning; and your collaboration to advance students’ learning and growth.  Fall 

Component 2: Differentiation – This classroom-based component requires that candidates gather and analyze information about individual students’ strengths and needs and use that information to design and implement instruction to advance student learning and achievement.  You will submit selected work samples that demonstrate the students’ growth over time and a written commentary that analyzes your instructional choices.  Spring 

Questions? Please email Charlene Steadman csteadm@nwmissouri.edu

Fall 2021 Course Information

Teaching Practice and Effective Environment

2 credit hours, optional

This course is designed to help teachers develop a deep understanding of the National Board Standards and how those contribute to the work for Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment.  Participants will complete half of the requirement for Component 3 using the Five Core Propositions, Standards and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching.  Teachers will describe, analyze and reflect on their teaching and interactions with students through a written commentary and video of their teaching.

Class Dates: September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, and December 7, 2021

Class Times: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Classes meet via Zoom

Spring 2022 Course Information

Content Knowledge

2 credit hours, optional

This course is designed to help teachers develop a deep understanding of the National Board Standards and how those contribute to the work for Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment and Component 1 - Content Knowledge.  Participants will complete the second half of the requirements for Component 3 using the Five Core Propositions, Standards and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching.  Teachers will describe, analyze and reflect on their teaching and interactions with students through a written commentary and a video of their teaching.  Participants will prepare for the testing for Component 1 using the Five Core Propositions, Standards and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching.  Teachers will analyze and evaluate practice items and research topics throughout their certification area.

Classes meet via Zoom

Registration

Each course has a registration fee of $300.  All courses will occur via Zoom.  Login information will be provided prior to the first course session.  Click the link below to register and pay for the preparation courses.

Register for preparation courses

 

Optional Graduate Credit Enrollment

Teachers have the option to also enroll for graduate credit for the preparation courses.  Graduate credit will be billed at a rate of $75 per credit hour in addition to the above listed registration cost.  To obtain graduate credit, complete the above registration process and additionally, click the below link to receive the graduate credit enrollment form.  Graduate credit tuition will be billed to each person's University account and bills are mailed directly to their home address.  Bills are mailed on a monthly basis around the 25th of each month.

enroll for graduate credit

Contact

Northwest-Kansas City
6889 North Oak Trafficway | Suite 400
816.844.7857
profdev@nwmissouri.edu