The Accomplished Teaching Body of Knowledge (BoK), embeds the Five Core Propositions, the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching and the National Board Standards along the teaching career continuum:

The Teaching Career Continuum:

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Architecture of Accomplished Teaching

The Propositions in Action

  • The National Board Standards describe what the Five Core Propositions look like in each certificate area.
  • See how the Architecture of Accomplished Teachingwhen applied effectively, results in better student engagement and learning.
  • View the  Certification Process for submitting evidence of meeting the Five Core Propositions.
  • Read how ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching, Learning & Schools) demonstrates the Five Core Propositions through video, commentary, and NBCT’s instructional materials and lessons.

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What teachers shoud know r4

By Teachers, For Teachers, the Five Core Propositions for Accomplished Teaching.

Choosing right certificate

A reference guide for National Board Certification, regarding the 25 certificate areas.

Component 1

Component 1: Content Knowledge

Component 3

Component 3: Teaching Practice & Learning Environment

Guide to certification

The assessment process, explained by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Portfolio Instructions

Instructions for the computer-based assessment and the three portfolio components.

Component 2

Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction

Component 4

Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner