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National Board for Teacher Standards

Curriculum - National Teaching Standards - Administration

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility

(562) 997-8000 x2900
(562) 427-9076 Fax
Program Specialist, myPD

Curriculum - National Teaching Standards - Staff

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility

(562) 997-8000 x.2900
(562) 427-9076 Fax
Intermediate Account Assistant

Program Information

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, call 1-800-22TEACH or contact Jennifer Crockett at (562) 997-8000 x2900 or by e-mail at .

Overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

All National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are based on five core propositions that define the skills, knowledge, dispositions and commitments that distinguish accomplished teaching.

  1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  5. Teachers are members of learning communities.

National Board Certification has three components: (1) the professional teaching standards, (2) the portfolio, and (3) the assessment center exercises. If you decide to pursue National Board Certification, your first step is to know the standards in your chosen certificate area so that you will understand how they might be reflected in your classroom teaching. (A complete list of available certifications is available on the NBPTS website (

National Board Eligibility

In order to be eligible for participation in the National Board process, candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Valid Teaching Credential
  • Three years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in teaching knowledge and skills
  • Proof of Permanent Contract

Candidate Support Programs

Department Info

Department Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-8169