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Now more than ever, teachers must prove themselves in a constantly changing education landscape. National Board Certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession.

Find out why more than 112,000 teachers have chosen to pursue National Board Certification and why they say it’s the best investment of time and money they’ve ever made:

For candidates

General information
PowerPoint presentation
2023-24 NBCT candidate support sessions
NBCT impact brief
Overview: Policy prioritiesCertificate areas
NEA Position on National Board Certification

For National Board Certified Teachers

NBCTs in Minnesota
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Search for and join our ConnectED group, MN NBCT Network, at mynea360.org

Minnesota’s National Board Certified Teacher Network connects all Board Certified Teachers and supports NBCT candidates.

If you are an NBCT in Minnesota, you are part of our network — help us recruit and support new candidates by becoming an NBCT Network Ambassador. Contact Keith Steadland to learn more.

Additional information:

Candidate support sessions

NBCT candidate support sessions are a chance to meet with current Board Certified teachers. Candidates can ask questions about the process and receive feedback on their progress so far. No registration is needed. These sessions are provided as a benefit to Education Minnesota members.

2023-24 NBCT Candidate Support Sessions

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9 & Jan. 13

Maple Grove Library
Room 133
8001 Main St.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3, April 6 & May 4

Education Minnesota
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3

Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Questions? Contact Keith Steadland.

Foundation scholarship

The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning grants at least 10 scholarships up to $500 per component (up to $1,000 per application) toward the application process for National Board Certification once per year.