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Region 7 ESC has developed a two-year comprehensive program to aid teachers on their journey to NBPTS certification.  Teachers can apply to join this cohort and benefit from a program designed to meet each candidate’s unique needs.  Members of this cohort will receive mentorship, peer support, and specific component guidance.  

The NBCT program is a two-year commitment to self-reflection and study of practice, with courses and assignments designed around components of the successful classroom — Differentiation in Instruction, Content Knowledge, Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, and Effective and Reflective Practitioner.  Teachers who choose to participate in this voluntary certification program document their practices through rigorous reflection and analysis, and challenge themselves to improve their teaching skills, which in turn benefits their schools and their community. Join the Region 7 ESC Certification Cohort as we  deconstruct the requirements for each component in a collaborative, reflective environment.

Candidates pay a $1400 cohort fee to ESC 7 over two years

- $300 due June of each year
- $200 due October of each year
- $200 due March of each year

Candidates pay an annual, non-refundable $75 registration fee to NBPTS

Candidates pay for the 4 component fees ($1900 total)* to NBPTS
*The component fees will be reimbursed  to candidates by their district upon submission of all 4 components and required certification status/score documentation per TIA.

To be eligible for certification, teachers must meet the following education, employment, and licensure requirements outlined in the Guide to National Board Certification. Candidates will be asked to verify these during initial registration. • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. NOTE: Candidates for the Career and Technical Education certificate are required to hold a bachelor’s degree only if their state required one for their current license • Have completed three years of successful teaching in one or more early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary school • Hold a valid state teaching license

Application available - March 25, 2021 - May 3, 2021

Application Due - May 3, 2021

Cohort Participants Notified by May 14, 2021

Cohort Welcome Webinar - May 17, 2021 4:30-6:00pm

Monthly Cohort Meetings- 2nd Saturday of each month

Summer Kickoff Meeting - June 14, 2021 8:30-3:30

Click below to find out more or apply!

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Board Certification in Texas
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Emili Foster, M.Ed.
Texas Lesson Study Facilitator
(903) 988-6801

Brooke Kinsman, M.Ed.
(903) 988-6912

Kathy Meadows
(903) 988-6758

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