National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification is the nation's only advanced teacher certification.
National Board Certification can offer license portability and can contribute to Continuing Education Units for educators across the state.
In LBUSD, National Board Certification can also provide higher salary potential. To qualify for candidacy, educators must hold a bachelor's degree, possess a valid state teaching license and have completed three full years of teaching or counseling experience.
Full or partial financial support is available for most district candidates to help pay the costs.
Currently, there are approximately 156 National Board Certified Teachers in LBUSD and over 4,500 in the state. For more information, visit http://www.nbpts.org/, call 1-800-22TEACH or contact Leo Ramos at (562) 997-8000 x2900 or by e-mail at LRamos@lbschools.net.