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Congratulations to the amazing 2020 National Board Certified Teachers in Arkansas! Please view the video presentation.



What does it mean to be National Board Certified Teachers?

Teachers who receive the National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) certification (which can take up to three years to complete) have demonstrated their understanding of national, rigorous teaching standards as well as their ability to implement educational practices that are research-based.

Have you added master designation to your license? As a National Board Certified Teacher, you are eligible. Learn more on the Master Teacher Designation Pathways page.

Arkansas Candidate Support for National Board Certified Teachers

At this time, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is not providing state funding for component submissions or release days. However, an annual bonus will be paid up to a possible 10 years once certification is received.

2021 National Board Orientation Recording

Support meetings are held at various sites throughout the state for NBCT candidates. These meetings begin in the fall and continue through the spring. Locations of support sites are determined by the number of registrations in the different areas of the state. In 2020-2021, these meetings will be held virtually. Support meetings are facilitated by Arkansas NBCTs and provide guidance and resources to NBCT candidates as they prepare their NBCTs submissions. 

Site Facilitators for the 2020-2021 School Year

Component Cost Reimbursement

Reimbursement of one component may be available after bonuses are paid. This reimbursement is for candidates with passing scores who have not received previous support funding. If a candidate is interested, please review the attachment of the Reimbursement Application. This application is due each year in May. Bloomboard and National Board have financial options. Please call our office to learn more. 


For more information, please contact:

Andy Sullivan, Director of Licensure 
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 403B
Little Rock, AR 72201