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Hello there,

I firmly believe that National Board Certification is a meaningful lever to positively impact students, teachers, schools, and districts. However, only ~3% of teachers are National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) — largely because it involves quite a bit of effort, is significantly costly, and isn’t easy to pass.

That's why I'm excited that we recently announced our new, micro-credential based National Board pre-candidacy program. To address the challenges of the certification process, teachers in this program (1) are assigned an NBCT coach to mentor them through the process, (2) work on the skills (micro-credentials) that are needed to excel as an NBCT candidate, and (3) can finance the program fees to align with their raises.

This program is available for individual teachers, but is more impactful as a district implementation to create a pipeline of high-quality educators.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard


Program | National Board Pre-Candidacy

BloomBoard's new micro-credential based National Board Pre-candidacy Program supports educators throughout both pre-candidacy and candidacy with personalized video coaching from board-certified educators and flexible financing options designed to defer upfront costs and mitigate the potential costs of resubmissions. Developed in partnership with a select group of top National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), this new program is designed to provide educators with a portfolio-based learning experience that will successfully prepare them to earn their National Board Certification and become part of the NBCT community of practice.

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Misha Freeman shares her experience in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher and how her participation in a pre-candidacy program offered through her district helped prepare her for the journey.

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Building a Comprehensive Path Toward Being a Professional Educator

With too many teachers leaving the profession each year, developing a variety of cohesive paths to roles inside and outside the classroom will provide educators with more robust careers with opportunities for advancement and growth. Read part one of our series on redefining educator career pathways with micro-credentials, co-written by the American Institutes for Research.

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