National Board Certification

"National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to define and recognize highly accomplished practice. A certificate awarded by the National Board attests that a teacher has been judged by his or her peers as one who meets high and rigorous professional standards. He or she has demonstrated the ability, in a variety of settings, to make sound professional judgments about students' best interests and to act effectively on those judgments." For additional information go to www.nbpts.org.

To join the MEA's electronic National Board Candidate support group, please contact Frank Ciloski at 800/292-1934 extension 6213.

For National Board Certification fee assistance contact Krista Ried at the Michigan Department of Education at 517-373-0699 or Riedk@michigan.gov.

The MEA also provides financial assistance to members needing to retake assessments. Contact Frank Ciloski for details.

NEA National Board Certification Loans

Good News For NEA Members!

Thinking about how to finance the cost of National Board Certification? NEA Member Benefits, through MBNA America Bank, N.A., offers NEA members an affordable loan designed to help cover the $2,500 assessment fee for National Board Certification, offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.