Initial Candidate Support

2020 - 2021 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 22, 2020 from 5:00-6:30pm virtually. To register, please click the FREE Information Session Registration link below.

Click HERE to register!

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 2020 and April 2021. These support sessions will be held virtually until further notice from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 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 17, 2020 - Standards, Organization, and Writing for National Board

November 14, 2020 - The Role of Assessment in National Board Components

December 19, 2020 - Creating a Climate for Learning

January 9, 2021 - Component 3 Deep Dive

February 20, 2021 - Component 4 Deep Dive

March 13, 2021 - Component 2 Deep Dive

April 10, 2021- Component 1, Submission, and Scoring Deep Dive


Register HERE for Initial Candidate Support Sessions!

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 2019-2020 Candidates
NC DPI National Board Support
2019-2020 NC State Funding