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"Teaching is about learning, some days I learn a whole lot more than I teach."

I first hear about NBPTS
Applying in Idaho
Orientation at the U of I
The "box" arrives
Why do this to yourself?
Do's and Don'ts
The projects/portfolio
My students are in it too
My fellow coworkers
Prepping for the tests
Education/Misc. Links
Resources and Help Center  E-mail address



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     The National Standards program will vary to some degree in every state.  I should say that the process for applying is standardized by the National Board, but that each state provides various levels of support and encouragement.  In Idaho the JA & Katheryn Albertson Foundation has been instrumental in its financial support. 

        Ordinarily, National Board Certification will cost $2000.  In the case of Idaho, the Albertson Foundation has partnered with various state universities to provide a network of facilitators and to pick up the cost of applicants accepted into the program.  This "scholarship" includes financial support for travel to seminars, teacher work days, video equipment, supplies, and technology. 

       In Idaho there are out-of-pocket expenses, however.  Two university classes are required in order to participate.  These are scheduled for the fall and spring.  The total cost of these graduate level classes is $800.  The fall class is designed to help you with the portfolio; the spring class is intended to help you prepare for the battery of tests.

    Idaho folks can contact the University of Idaho's College of Education for more information. 



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  The comments expressed on this site are my personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of  the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  All rights reserved by William C. Dean.  July 1999.