WEA National Board Certification

  • National Board Information Session Series

    Audience: Certificated Educators

    National Board Certification — Overview: Session 1 (2 Clock Hours)
    This introductory session on National Board Certification provides an overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), basics of the certification process, and why educators consider board certification.

    Session 1 registration opening soon!

    • Cancelled: Monday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    National Board Certification — Standards & Process: Session 2 (2 Clock Hours)
    This second session on National Board Certification focuses on a deeper exploration of the NBPTS certificate area standards and the four required components. The session also shares basics about candidate support options.

    Session 2 registration opening soon!

    • Cancelled:  Monday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    National Board Certification — Support & Next Steps: Session 3 (2 Clock Hours)
    This third session in the WEA National Board Certification information series helps educators decide possible next steps and timelines with the certification process. Educators explore various support options available, and finalize a personal check-list to guide their National Board journey.

    Session 3 registration opening soon!

    • Cancelled:  Monday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


  • WEA National Board Jump Start

    WEA's National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive, multi-day seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification. All this happens in a supportive, constructive and collegial environment.

    There are a total of six (6) training modules that will be offered each training week. You MUST register for Foundations I in order to continue on with the modules.

    **Check back for our Summer 2024 National Board Jump Start Training dates!

  • WEA National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Training Series

    WEA offers three modules to help you pursue your National Board MOC. Each module offers a different focus to guide you through this process. You may participate in all three modules. You may find that you just need the overview which is offered in Module One. If you plan to engage in all three modules, we ask that you take them in sequence so that you are prepared. Each module is interactive with breakout rooms and time for questions. MOC Training is available for all WEA Members. Our Certification Trainings are conducted online  through zoom. You will receive a follow-up email a few days prior to the event with zoom link information. Course fee is $25 per module.

    Module One — Registration is now open!
    Overview of the MOC process and introduction of Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs). The homework is to draft PGEs and share them in Module Two. This module is 4 clock hours.

    Module Two — Registration is now open!
    Details of the MOC process. Participants will share possible PGEs and dive into the prompts for Components One and Two. This module is 4 clock hours.

    Module Three
    Feedback and Support for your MOC work. Participants will share a draft of one PGE and give and receive feedback on their work.  This module is 3 hours.

    Check back for our Winter/Spring 2024 MOC Three Training opportunities.

    Want to know more about the MOC modules? Watch video that describes the MOC modules.

  • WEA National Board Home Stretch

    WEA's National Board Home Stretch takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due, when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on final revisions.

    At Home Stretch, small like-certificate groups meet with one NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the written commentary for Components 2, 3, or 4 using a specially designed protocol. We do our best to have NBCTs in the same certificate area as candidates; however, that’s not always possible based on registration numbers and facilitator availability.

    During the morning part of the agenda, candidates receive feedback on Component 2, 3 or 4 written commentary. In the afternoon segment, they can opt for feedback on a second component or testing center (Component 1) preparation.

    Supported Work Groups: Dedicated work time is also an option, staffed by NBCTs to answer questions and provide support.  Course fee is $25. 

    **Check back for our Spring 2024 Home Stretch Date!