Monday, December 10, 2012

Missouri's National Board Certified Teachers in ... - Education Today

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) recently released scores to the 2011-12?National Board Certification candidates.

There were 91 first-year candidates in Missouri for 2011-12.? Of this number, 78% (71 teachers) submitted complete portfolios. Of the first-year candidates who completed the process in Missouri, 42 (59%) achieved certification. This is above the national average for first-year candidates. There were an additional 20 teachers who were either 2nd or 3rd year candidates (called advanced candidates) who also achieved, bringing the total number of newly certified teachers to 62.

Of the 62 new NBCTs in Missouri, 42 (68%) were from the St. Louis region. Of these 42 new NBCTs, 30 were first-year candidates (71%) and 12 (29%) were advanced candidates. The new NBCTs in the St. Louis region come from the following ten districts:

  • Rockwood? 14
  • Francis Howell? 6
  • Lindbergh? 6
  • Parkway? 5
  • Kirkwood? 4
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights? 3
  • Hancock Place? 1
  • Hazelwood? 1
  • Special School District? 1
  • Wentzville? 1

According to NBPTS, standards are based on core propositions that form the foundation for what all accomplished teachers should know and be able to do and provide a reference that helps educators link teaching standards to teaching practice.

Five Core Propositions

  • Teachers are committed to students & their learning.
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing & monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities.

Congratulations to all the new National Board Certified Teachers and the students that they serve. Learn more at

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