Initial Candidate Support

2022 - 2023 National Board Certification FREE Information Session for Initial Candidates
The Watson College of Education's National Board Support Program will host a FREE information session for initial candidates on September 8, 2022 from 4:00-6:00pm. The session will be presented in a VIRTUAL format. Registration for this FREE information session will open in early August.


National Board Sanity Saturday Workshops
The Watson College of Education's National Board Support Program will host initial candidate support sessions on designated Saturdays between October 2022 and April 2023. These support sessions will be held in a HYBRID manner from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We hope this will make all comfortable to attend on campus or virtually depending on location and comfort level. A National Board Certified Teacher will facilitate the sessions. Sessions include a network of trained NBCTs to assist in facilitating small group work, act as readers to review candidate entries, and are an opportunity to work with other candidates in an informal setting for professional growth!
You can register for all sessions or individual sessions. Please note the registration deadline one week prior to each session. Initial candidates are encouraged to attend the first three sessions and any additional component specific sessions. Candidates in their second or third year of initial candidacy are encouraged to register for sessions related to the components they are submitting.
For session dates, details, and to register please click the link below. Choose the session package or individual sessions you plan to attend and click the ENROLL button. If you have never registered for a course/session through UNCW conference services you will need to create an account. Once an account is created you will be able to enroll in the sessions by adding them to your cart and completing payment. You will receive an automated email confirmation of your payment and registration once your enrollment is complete. Confirmation with additional information will be emailed to you during the week prior to your session. 

Save the dates for Initial Candidates:

October 22, 2022 - Standards, Organization, and Writing for National Board

November 19, 2022 - The Role of Assessment in National Board Components

December 10, 2022 - Creating a Climate for Learning

January 21, 2023 - Component 3 Deep Dive 

February 25, 2023 - Component 4 Deep Dive

March 18, 2023 - Component 2 Deep Dive

April 22, 2023- Component 1, Submission, and Scoring Deep Dive



Registration will CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR to each session and we will NOT be able to process onsite registration or payment.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Please contact Jenn Hatch Knight, Professional Development Assistant Director, with any questions. or 910-962-4246

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 
NC DPI National Board Support
NC State Funding