Navigate the certification process

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  • WEA National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Jump Start

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is implementing a new, 5 year “Maintenance of Certification” (MOC) starting in the 2020-21 candidate cycle.  The 5-year MOC replaces the 10 year Renewal option. You can read more about the MOC at the NBPTS website:  https://www.nbpts.org/maintenance-of-certification/

    Maintaining your National Board Certification is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. WEA's National Board Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start is a 1-day training that provides key information to NBCTs planning to undertake the new MOC. This training helps candidates consider their growth and experiences since becoming a NBCT and how to relate this to the MOC requirements.

    As you may have heard, NBPTS will release assessment details for MOC on September 17th.  Our Jump Start design team is standing by to quickly modify our past Renewal Jump Start curriculum materials to align with the new NBCT.

    WEA will offer two, three-hour MOC training options for candidates:  MOC 1 (Overview) and MOC 2 (Application).  MOC 1 provides foundational information all candidates will find relevant; MOC 2 is an optional, but encouraged, follow-up to MOC 1.  It is focused on deeper review of your PGE’s and provides time for pre-planning to meet requirements.

    These events are only open to WEA members.
    Registration cost will be $25 per event you attend.

    We will run MOC 1 and 2 events on these dates:

    Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Part 1 (Overview)  [3 clock hours for training time; 1 clock hour for preparation]

    • Saturday, October 3rd (9am-Noon) Register here Final Registration Closes Sept. 25th at 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, October 7th (4-7pm)  Register here Final Registration Closes Sept. 30th at 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, October 10th (9am-Noon)  Register here Final Registration Closes Oct. 2nd at 5:00 pm

    Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Part 2 (Application) [3 clock hours for training time; 1 clock hour for preparation]

    • Saturday, October 17th (9am-Noon)  Register here Final Registration Closes Oct. 9th at 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, October 21st (4-7pm)  Register here Final Registration Closes Oct. 14th at 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, October 24th (9am-Noon)  Register here Final Registration Closes Oct. 16th at 5:00 pm

    To see the latest COVID-19 guidance from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), please check out this link:  www.nbpts.org/COVID-19

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  • WEA National Board Home Stretch

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

    WEA offers Home Stretch seminars annually in February through April, and two options are available, a 3-hour and a 6-hour seminar, both consisting of peer feedback on written commentary. Event fees include lunch, clock hours, and all training materials and resources.

    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 protocol specially designed for use at WEA Home Stretch events.

    In full day events, candidates get a second round of feedback on Component 2, 3 or 4 written commentary, OR, they can opt to gwt support with Component 1 (Assessment Center) Preparation. In a small, like-certificate group, candidates explore the selected response items, the constructed response exercises, and released items.

    Supported Work Groups: Dedicated work time with available NBCTs who answer questions and provide support. 

    Note: Trainings may be cancelled should registration numbers not meet the minimum requirements. Members will be offered alternative options or refunds for cancelled events.

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  • Navigating Your Certification Options

    Go here to find out more about the National Board process and to register as a National Board candidate.

    Find out about earning and maintaining certification for:

    Find information for Future Educators

    And learn about Washington State Clock Hours

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