National Board Certification is a demonstration of a teacher's practice as measured against high and rigorous standards.
It is a symbol of commitment to excellence in teaching.
When a teacher achieves a National Board certificate, it's a credential attesting to the fact that a teacher has been assessed by his or her peers as one who is accomplished, makes sound professional judgments about student learning, and acts effectively with those judgments.
East Stroudsburg University is committed to providing leadership in promoting and supporting National Board Certification in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Department of Professional and Secondary Education at East Stroudsburg University proposes an ongoing working relationship with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to:
- Develop a National Board Certification Center housed at East Stroudsburg University to promote, support, and celebrate candidates in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and coordinate information between school districts and higher education institutions.
- Develop a Master's Degree Program addressing National Board Standards, which includes courses to guide students through the National Board Certification process.
- Sponsor facilitator training programs to prepare university and school faculty and administrators to support National Board Certification candidates.
- Seek support of local groups, schools districts, and state legislatures to provide financial and other recognition to National Board Certified teachers.