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ADVANCED CERTIFICATION FOR PRINCIPALS

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR PRINCIPALS:
REDEFINING EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Source: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards


Effective principals are critical to the success of students, teachers and entire schools. A successful principal creates a culture of learning that:

  • Advances student learning and engagement.
  • Recruits and retains the best teachers.
  • Improves teacher and school performance.

To create a consistently reliable process to develop, recognize and retain effective principals, the National Board for Professional Teaching StandardsĀ® (NBPTS) has announced an initiative to develop National Board Certification for Principals.

National Board Certification for Principals, the first national certification program focused on principals, is also the first phase of an expanded umbrella program, National Board Certification for Educational Leaders, which builds on the National Board's 20-year, highly successful program, National Board Certification for teachers and school counselors. National Board Certification for Educational Leaders not only creates standards and an assessment process for principals, it also lays the groundwork for a new educator-leadership initiative for assistant principals, teachers and other school-based educators who positively impact the culture of learning in schools.

For more information, please go to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' Products and Services.

The Business of Strengthening School Leadership, Business Week
(pdf, 242kb)


Principals' Certification on Horizon, Education Week
(pdf, 1.0mb)


National Board Certification for Principals Brochure
(pdf, 471kb)


National Board Certification for Educational Leaders Key Points
(pdf, 169kb)


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Accomplished Principal Standards
(pdf, 195kb)


WHERE TO GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NBPTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

  • For more information more about state assistance, completing the application, or candidate support contact Dr. Sonja Brown , the Program Coordinator for National Board Certification, at 919.807.3358.

  • For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards contact, NBPTS Regional Office; 919.828.1236 or visit www.nbpts.org .

  • North Carolina Association of Educators
    • Paula Trantham , President of the NCAE Principals' Division
    • Elic Senter , Center for Teaching and Learning at 1.800.662.7924 x227

  • North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association
  • NBC Coordinator in your school district