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Kentucky ranks ninth nationally in most National Board Certified teachers

State is sixth in most teachers certified in 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2014) — Kentucky had 200 teachers recently achieve National Board Certification, giving the commonwealth 3,181 National Board Certified Teachers, ninth best in the U.S.

Kentucky is sixth nationally in teachers that have been certified in 2014.

certifiedNational Board Certification demonstrates that teachers have attained the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st century success.

Upon successful completion of the National Board Certification process, Kentucky teachers currently holding a Rank II certificate are eligible to apply for Rank I and may serve as mentors for Kentucky’s aspiring NBPTS candidates.

NBCTs are entitled to an annual $2,000 salary bonus for the life of their certificate.

Kentucky was also chosen as one of six sites to participate in the U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant.

As part of this initiative, Kentucky’s NBCTs will help lead the way in leadership areas including teacher evaluation, implementation of the Common Core State Standards and serve as Education Recovery Specialists in priority schools.

More than 110,000 teachers in all 50 states and around the world have achieved certification.

National Board Certification is available in 25 certificate areas from Pre-K-12th grades. National Board Standards are written for teachers, by teachers and accomplished teachers are represented at every level of the organization, from key staff roles to the NBPTS Board of Directors and the Certification Council, which guides policy and implementation of the certification program.