National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization rooted in the belief that the single most important action this country can take to improve schools and student learning is to strengthen teaching. This organization’s mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, and advocating related education reforms.
WSU National Board Certification Program
160 Cleveland Hall
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2114