Welcome to the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s
NATIONAL BOARD SUPPORT NETWORK
THE BENEFITS OF NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
National Board Certification is designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and generate ongoing improvement in schools. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education and is recognized nationwide. As a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), you can impact student learning and grow as a teacher. Plus, NBCTs in Hawaii get a $5,000 annual bonus each year they are certified, and NBCTs working in hard-to-staff areas can earn additional bonuses. National Board Certification also opens up doors to leadership opportunities. NBCTs are eligible for an advanced license and additional fields of licensure in Hawaii.
The Benefit and Value of Certification
National Boards certification is the gift I gave to myself and to my students. It bonded me to my profession. It has centered my practice and it has invited me to really know my students.
National Board Certified Teacher