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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – Scholarships, loans, and bonuses

Scholarships, loans, and bonuses

To encourage teachers/school counselors in Washington State to apply for NBPTS certification, the state of Washington (OSPI) offers no-interest conditional loans of $1425. Upon achieving National Board Certification, teachers/school counselors will receive an annual $5,000 bonus from the state of Washington each year they remain in the classroom for the life of the certificate (10 years) and renew their Washington credential for the life of the certificate. In addition to this stipend, teachers in “challenging schools” (elementary 70% FRPL, middle school 60% FRPL, and high school 50% FRPL) will receive an additional $5,000 annual bonus for the life of the National Board certificate. Please visit the OSPI website for more information on the bonus eligibility.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers scholarships to teachers/counselors on a first-come, first served basis.

Please visit the Washington Education Association for information on the WEA sponsored “Jump Start” and “Home Stretch”.

Fees and due dates

What will certification cost? When are fees due? WSU Fees and Due Dates