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The NBPTS was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching and creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards.
To learn more about the National Board Certification process, refer to the NBPTS Web site at www.nbpts.org.
Contact the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability.
If funding is provided by the Oklahoma Legislature and you meet specific requirements identified by state law and State Department of Education rules; including employment as a full- time classroom teacher in Oklahoma public schools. For this purpose, a full-time teacher is defined as a classroom teacher, librarian, or counselor employed as a 1.0 full-time equivalency on the School Personnel Report.
School Psychologists who hold National School Psychology certification and Speech Language Pathologists or Audiologists who hold certification through the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) are also eligible for the bonus.
No. National Board Certification areas do not correspond to Oklahoma certification areas; therefore, you must hold an appropriate Oklahoma certificate to teach that subject.
Note: As a courtesy to you, your National Board Certification will be denoted on your Oklahoma certificate.