NB Candidate Support Workshops

National Board Information

The NB certification process is currently under revision. According to NBPTS, the revised process consists of four components as described below.

Component One, Content Knowledge, is a computer-based assessment designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate content specific knowledge as well as pedagogical practices. This component contains three constructed-response exercises (each 30 minutes in length) and 45 selected response items.  

Component Two, Differentiated Instruction, requires the completion of a classroom-based portfolio comprised of examples of student work and an accompanying written commentary. The included student work samples should demonstrate students’ growth over time. The written commentary should demonstrate the teacher’s ability to analyze his/her own instructional practices.

Component Three, Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, is focused on instructional planning, classroom teaching, the development and use of instructional materials, and reflection. Candidates must submit two videos demonstrating their teaching with students who fall in the age band for the candidate's certificate. Candidates will be assessed on their practice and analysis of practice as it relates instruction, student engagement, and the learning environment. 

Component Four, Effective and Reflective Practitioner, is currently under development.  

Candidates are encouraged to read the 2016 Guide to National Board Certification.

For more information visit the National Board Certification website.  


National Board Awareness and Support Sessions:

National Board Awareness - Are you interested in learning more about the new National Board process? If so, this session is for you. During our time together we will discuss the requirements of the process, the current legislation governing National Board supplements, the financial assistance available, and answer any questions you may have. 

National Board Renewal Workshop - This session is designed for NBCTs completing their 7th or 8th year of certification. During our time together, we will discuss the renewal process including timelines for registration and entry submission and the current legislation governing renewal.

South Carolina National Board Network Workshop - The SC National Board Network (SCNBN) is pleased to offer a free National Board Renewal Workshop. This session is designed for NBCTs completing their 7th or 8th year of certification. The workshop will focus on the renewal process including timelines for registration, entry completion and submission, and the current legislation governing renewal. 


PSTA Sponsored Trainings


SCEA Sponsored Trainings

The SCEA National Board Jump Start Seminar

THE SCEA will deliver an extensive 4-day candidate training to ensure that all South Carolina National Board candidates have a solid foundation for success!

Date: July 25-28
Time: 9:00-3:30

The SCEA Building
421 Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Step 1:  Go to www.thescea.org to register.

Step 2:  Call the Baymont Inn at 803-731-2300 to reserve and pay for your room (if needed). 

  • Room cost is $76.59 per night (tax is included in this price)
  • Hotel Group Code:  THE SCEA 
  • Deadline for making hotel reservations is July 20, 2016.
  • Registration Fee: Members $25.00 (per day)or $50.00 (all 4 days)   Non-Members $50.00 (per day)or $100.00 (all 4 days)





































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