National Board Certification
OEA has a robust program to support members interested in pursuing National Board Certification through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. The National Board journey includes professional learning, deep reflection on your current practice, and action research to improve your classroom practices that result in a nationally recognized certification.
Many school districts in Oregon also provide an annual salary stipend or a higher placement on the salary schedule for educators who earn this certification. National Board Certification is also a path for Oregon educators to move from a preliminary license to a professional license.
NBCT Upcoming Events
Oregon's NBCT Leadership Symposium
Nov. 4, 2023
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond OR
When students feel a sense of belonging, they achieve. Come learn alongside NBCTs and Summer Snyder, consultant for Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity with special comments and inspiraton by Peggy Brookins, President & CEO of NBPTS.
NBCT Informational Meetings
Do you have questions about National Board Certification?
- How does Oregon support candidates?
- How do I get started?
Attend an informational meeting to:
- Learn about the new National Board process
- Learn about developing your area of expertise
- Explore new support programs such as OEA’s Jumpstart and ongoing candidate cohort support
- Learn about other incentives and graduate credits
No informational meetings are currently scheduled at this time. Please reach out to OEA's Center for Great Public Schools for updates.
Summer Jump Start Seminars
OEA's National Board Jump Start is a comprehensive, multi-day seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification. All this happens in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment led by Oregon and Washington National Board Certified Teachers.
OEA Jump Start Seminar Requirements
OEA Jump Start is only available to OEA Members.
There are six seminar modules that complete the full suite of the Jump Start Seminar series. You must complete the full suite of modules. Foundation 1 module is required before you can participate in the following modules (1, 2, 3, 4, Foundation 2). Participants will receive 30 PDUs for completing a full suite of modules.
$75 for the full series
Virtual Seminar Schedule
Foundations 1 (Introduction to National Board Standards, getting organized) Required before any other modules.
June 26 (8:30 am - noon)
August 7 (8:30 am - noon)
Component 1 (Content Knowledge)
June 29 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
August 10 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
Component 2 (Differentiation in Instruction)
June 26 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
August 7 (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
Component 3 (Teaching Practice & Learning Environment)
July 27 (8:30 am - noon)
August 8 (8:30 am - noon)
Component 4 (Effective and Reflective Practitioner)
June 29 (8:30 am - noon)
August 10 (8:30 am - noon)
Foundations 2 (National Board Mapping, like certificate area meetings with NBCTs)
June 30 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm, w/ lunch break)
August 11 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm, w/ lunch break)
In-Person (will be cancelled if low registration)
Bend, OR - August 15 - 18, 2023 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)