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Curriculum: Teacher Development

Department Address 
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone 
(562) 997-8083

Candidate Obligation

  • Participation in the district-sponsored Candidate Preparation Program
  • Completion of the portfolio entries required by the National Board
  • Completion of the Assessment Center Exercises as required by the National Board
  • Agreement to remain in the district for a period of two-years following completion of the National Board Process.

2023-2024 NB Important Dates & Deadlines (Candidates Only)

Dates and Deadlines


LBUSD NB Candidate Reimbursement Information

For participants who are advanced to the District Candidacy Program for National Board Certification, the District shall provide compensation for all initial assessment fee expenses and one retake in a section.

If a reimbursement is needed, NB Candidates must email a scanned copy of the following documents to April Gutierrez, Teacher Development Staff Secretary, and cc: Ryan Ung, NB Coordinator, :

  • Proof of Payment - National Board Payment History which includes identification & proof of candidate’s payment in one document

  • Proof of Submission - must include identification & component submission in one document.

Candidate Support Sessions 2023-2024

LBUSD is proud to support all certificated teachers, librarians, and counselors in their pursuit of and participation in the process of attaining their National Board Certification. To this end, LBUSD NB Support Providers will be offering differentiated, individualized support sessions. 

Click here to view available sessions.  (Use your LBUSD Google account to log in)

CA NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Program Information

Overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Subsidy Program for teachers working in high-priority schools to apply for the candidate subsidy to cover up to $2,500 for the cost of certification. 

2023–24 Subsidy Application

The 2023–24 NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Application (Link) is now open. This application is for new and continuing teachers in the process of pursuing a certification from NBPTS when teaching at a school on the Eligible High-Priority Schools List after July 1, 2023. This application will close January 10, 2024, at 4 p.m.

Click here for more information