National Board Certified Teachers

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an organization of teachers and other education stakeholders working to advance the teaching profession and to improve student learning.

Based on the Five Core Propositions, National Board Standards define what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do in 25 certificate areas. They represent 16 different subject areas and four developmental levels and are applicable to most teachers in U.S. public schools.  To learn more, visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website.


Core Propositions

Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning

Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students

Proposition 3: Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning

Proposition 4: Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience

Proposition 5: Teachers are members of learning communities

Florida Department of Education – Excellent Teaching Program

Although this program remains in the statute, the state legislature no longer funds the Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program.

Contact Information:

  • Miladys Cepero-Perez – 754-321-5018
  • Trudy Navarro – 754-321-5004

District Supplement

Each Broward County National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) is entitled to an incentive from the district.  Payment of $2,438 or 5% of base salary, whichever is greater and is divided into installments per paycheck and continues as long as NBCT maintains certification, receives effective evaluations, is classified as instructional personnel and a full-time employee (53.3%).

Informational Meetings

  • New candidates’ Informational Meeting is offered to all Broward County teachers who are interested in becoming National Board Certified.
  • National Board Certified Renewing Candidates’ Informational Meeting is offered to all Broward County teachers who are renewing their certification.
  • Please check back in September 2019 for dates for the next  NBCT Renewal Information Sessions.

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