Next National Board Certification Workshop is Nov. 9

WEAC Region 6 members are encouraged to explore the professional and financial benefits of National Board Certification and the support the union can provide to National Board candidates. A National Board for Professional Teaching Standards support workshop is led by Region 6 member Lyman Elliot from the Beloit Education Association and meets monthly in the WEAC Region 6 building in Madison, and it is not too late to join.

The benefits of National Board certification include:

  • Reimbursement of costs ($2,000)
  • Annual Wisconsin stipend ($2,500-$5,000)
  • Most school districts provide wage increases or stipends for teachers who are National Board certified
  • License portability between states
  • Ten-year Wisconsin Master Educator License

Union support for National Board candidates includes:

  • Informational sessions throughout Wisconsin
  • Individual coaching
  • Access to NEA Jump Start curriculum
  • Assignment of personal mentor
  • Regular candidate support sessions
  • Access to the expertise of NBCT union members

The next meeting is Wednesday, November 9, at 5:00 at the Region 6 offices, 33 Nob Hill Road, Madison.