the state of Kentucky gave me a Rank I (pay increase - worth 30 hours
credit) for my first certification. I also get $2000 more a year for
certification. Many districts reward teachers in addition to state money.
Funds were also available to help pay for the process ($2300 compared to
Many states accept NBC as a reciprocal certification - so if you move it may
come in handy.
My husband and I both have it - so it is an additional $4000 a year - my
sister-in-law and her husband have theirs and they bring home an extra
$25,000 a year (South Carolina) - so it depends on where you are for the
Getting my masters was nothing like going through the process - two entirely
different animals - the certification process was made for me - analysis and
reflection were so valuable.
I have two certifications, and would do it again.
From: Diane Davis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 8:43 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: National Boards - Are you ready?
Can anyone tell me what is the advantage of this, in comparison to perhaps
Both take time and money....
Both require reflection....and hopefully, make you a better teacher.