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CMS provides all teachers, media specialists, and school counselors an opportunity for continued support throughout the National Board Certification process. The CMS National Board Support Program offers ongoing support, encouragement, and feedback from the moment of application for National Board candidacy throughout the entire process. We encourage all of you to make our support program part of your National Board Certification process.
The National Board Support Staff includes approximately 35 part-time NBCTs. This Support Program provides a number of key components. Specific information will be sent to all candidates as plans are finalized each year. Support Program information is also advertised periodically in the weekly CMS Insider email. Interested potential candidates should read the information on this site to learn about National Board Certification and then contact us with any questions by creating a Cherwell ticket. See directions for Cherwell tickets at the bottom of this wiki page.
Support Program Components:
  • Annual NBCT Celebration: celebrates all new and renewed NBCTs each January
  • Candidate Institutes: offer consultative assistance and quiet work space in three separate Institutes
  • Drop-In Support on Early-Release Days: offer consultative assistance and quiet work space
  • Work Sessions: offer consultative assistance and quiet work space on selected dates
  • National Board Professional Library: offers available resources for all candidates
  • Recruitment Team: conducts Information Sessions for prospective candidates
  • Reading Program: provides individual feedback on candidate writing
  • Renewal Program: offers support group and professional reading for NBCTs renewing their National Board Certification
  • Study Groups: offer small-group interactions led by trained NBCT Facilitators


Additional Information

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