Instructor: Dr. Justin Wageman
Grading: Letter or S/U
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150
This course, NBPTS Process, is the first of two courses designed to accompany National Board Certification, a demonstration of teaching practice measured against high standards. NBPTS Process provides three (3) graduate credits for a candidate completing the process of National Board Certification, whether or not Certification is achieved. As part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge.
• Candidate completes the entire process of National Board Certification for their respective certificate field as required by NBPTS.
• Candidate completes and submits four portfolio entries. Three are classroom based, where video recordings and examples of student work serve as supporting documentation. A fourth entry relates to accomplishments outside of the classroom – with families, the community or colleagues – and how they impact student learning.
• Candidate completes and submits an assessment of content knowledge administered at a computer-based testing center. The candidate will sit for the six assessments administered at over 300 computer-based testing centers across the United States.
A teacher can participate in NBPTS Process only after having taught successfully for three full years, graduated from an accredited institution of higher education, and held a valid state teaching license.
Candidates will only receive a letter grade and graduate credit for this course if they fully and successfully complete the National Board Certification process.