National Board Certification

Established in 1987, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students.  At the present time, there are over 100,000 teachers nationwide who have achieved National Board Certification.

Completion of the process is recognized as a valuable professional development experience. Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) supports teachers seeking National Board Certification through the Maryland State local aid program. Educators seeking this support must apply through the Office of Certification. 

Eligibility criteria selection timeframe and procedures are determined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) regulation.  Each year the office of certification posts in the weekly bulletin application instructions.

Interested in applying for National Board Incentive Aid Application?
Please return your one page Baltimore County Public Schools application and brief but concise essay directly to the Office of Certification no later than June 25, 2018.  Confidential references should also be sent directly to Office of Certification no later than June 25, 2018.