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National Board Certification


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification is a nationally-recognized honor awarded to teachers who successfully document their teaching effectiveness through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.

Why pursue National Board Certification?

  • National recognition for your teaching abilities
  • a Level 3 license
  • National Board Certification has been documented to have a positive impact on student learning
  • Certification opens up leadership possibilities in your school and district
  • Westminster's program allows you to count this preparation toward your MED degree

There are five options for preparing for National Board Certification:

National Board for many certification areas, no endorsement

National Board with Basic or Advanced Reading Endorsement

National Board with English as a Second Language Endorsement

National Board with Special Education Endorsement (second license)


Teachers who hold a masters degree and want to pursue National Board Certification may contact the MED Program Director to work out a customized plan of course work that will usually be about 8 credits.


For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, click here or

Are you interested in an endorsement without the National Board preparation?

Basic or Advanced Reading Endorsement

ESL Endorsement

Special Education License