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Welcome to the National University "National
Board Certification in 2014! Options, Timelines
and Free support!
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National University
  • National Board Certification
  • NEW 2014/2015 Updates,
  • Support Options, and Degree Programs
  • Presented by the
  • NU School of Education and
  • NBC Teacher Leadership Center
  • NBC Program Ambassadors Sean McCarthy, Amanda
    Trimillos, and Joanna Eagan-Murray

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Todays Agenda
  • NU master's degree programs and graduate credit
    courses that integrate the National Board
    Certification tools and processes
  • National Board for Professional Teaching
    Standards
  • National Board tools and processes!
  • 2014/2015 cycle and beyond!
  • Support for all candidates offered through the
    National University NB Leadership Center (online
    and onsite)

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About National University
  • Second largest, private, nonprofit university in
    California
  • Sixteenth largest private, not-for-profit
    university in the US
  • WASC regional accreditation NCATE 2014
  • Multiple sites headquarters in La Jolla, San
    Diego
  • 99 undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Issues more teaching credentials in CA than any
    university, seven years running

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About the NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center
  • Promote knowledge and use of National Standards
    for teachers and principals through outreach,
    recruitment and support of NB candidates
  • Support accessing scholarship and grants
  • Initiate and align with educational reforms and
    programs focused on effective teaching and
    teachers that increase student achievement
  • Develop partnerships and online collaboration
    (schools, IHEs, associations, organizations)
  • Increase NBCTs nationwide

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We Offer Options
  1. Preparation for National Board Certification
    EMBEDDED in a masters degree program
  2. Graduate certificate for 5 NBC courses
  3. Continuing education credits (CEUs) for up to 5
    NBC courses
  4. NBCTs can use credit to wave one CORE course and
    use NBC courses to build Renewal Portfolio
  5. Free Online and on site support and guidance for
    National Board Certification (no credits)

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National Board Certification
  • What if I decide that along with my Masters
    degree I also want to earn National Board
    Certification?

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What Is National Board Certification?
  • A voluntary process established by NBPTS
  • Achieved through a rigorous, performance-based
    assessment aimed to measure what accomplished
    teachers should know and be able to do while
    demonstrating how their performance improves
    student achievement
  • An advanced credential that complements a state
    license
  • Three years of teaching experience required for
    candidacy
  • Open to all- public, private, charters

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The Research
  • Majority of studies indicate that National Board
    Certification makes a significantly positive
    impact on teacher performance and student
    learning, engagement and achievement
  • Teachers who pursue certification show
    significant improvement in their teaching
    practice, whether they achieve certification or
    not
  • All else being equal, teachers who have achieved
    National Board Certification helped their
    students achieve larger testing gains than did
    colleagues without the certification

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YOUR performance is measured against NBPTS
tools and processes
  • NBPTS Core Propositions
  • NBCT certificate standards in (disciplinary
    fields)
  • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
  • Component 2, 3, 4
  • Evidence of Impact on Students
  • Documentation
  • Assessment Center Exercises

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

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National Board Certificates
  • Based on NATIONAL Standards
  • 16 subject areas (content areas)
  • Developmental ranges/ages
  • 25 Certificates

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Art
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English as a New Language
  • Early and Middle Childhood 
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English Language Arts
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Generalist
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Health
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Library Media
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Literacy Reading Language Arts
  • Early and Middle Childhood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Mathematics
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Music
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Physical Education
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • School Counseling
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood 
  • Science
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Social Studies History
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • World Languages Other than English
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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Developmental Levels
  • Early Childhood  (Ages 3-8)
  • Middle Childhood  (Ages 7-12)
  • Early Middle Childhood  (Ages 3-12)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood  (Ages
    3-18)
  • Early Adolescence  (Ages 11-15)
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood  (Ages 14-18)
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages
    11-18)

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Whats the NBPTS process? 2014/2017
  • Flexibility - While teachers can complete the
    entire certification process in one year once it
    is fully implemented, some may choose to do so
    over several years if that fits better with other
    demands on a teachers time.
  • Affordability - The total cost of certification
    is 1900, with each of the four components
    costing 475. Candidates will have the option to
    pay for and submit components separately.

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The Design of the 2014/2017 Process
  • The 2014 process for National Board Certification
    will be comprised of 4 components

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Component 1 Content Knowledge
  • Administered at computer centers
  • Short answer and possible multiple choice
    questions depending on certificate areas
  • All questions build to create ONE score for this
    component
  • Prepare for assessment center after the portfolio
    is completed (April-June)
  • This Component is currently in field testing
    and will be open for NBPTS use in the 2014/2015
    cycle

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Component 2 Differentiation in Instructions (NBC
683)
  • Written Commentary using Student Work Samples
  • Traditionally, in this component, you provide a
    Written Commentary that analyzes how you ASSESS
    student learning in your own classroom utilizing
    your own content standards - typically following
    2 students over a course of time

AYA ScienceIn this entry, you choose three
instructional activities, related instructional
materials, two student responses to each
activity, and a culminating assessment, and you
submit a Written Commentary. Your submission
should demonstrate your strategies for linking
instructional activities together to engage
students in building conceptual understanding of
one major idea in science.
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Component 3 Teaching Practice and Classroom
Environment(NBC 682)
  • Written commentary using Video evidence
  • Traditionally, in this component, you provide a
    Written Commentary that analyzes your teaching
    through video taping whole class or small group
    discussion.

AYA Science In the past, in this entry you
submit a 20-minute video recording of your
interactions with students as they actively gain
an ability to understand and use scientific
concepts and problem-solving skills. (Small/whole
class?)
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Component 4 Effective and Reflective
Practitioner (NBC 681)
  • Written Commentary using Professional
    Contributions
  • In this component, you use Written Commentary to
    show impact on student learning using evidence
    through PROFESSIONAL contributions with
    families/communities, as a learner, and as a
    leader/collaborator
  • Traditionally, you must demonstrate how your work
    in each of three categories impacts student
    learning
  • As partner with students families and community
  • As learner
  • As collaborator and/or leader

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Scoring
  • All FOUR components must receive an Accomplished
    Score
  • You may bank scores for two years and retake
    Component for a fee

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How will the assessment roll-out?
  • National Board Certification will rollout over
    the course of three cycles

2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
C1 Content Knowledge
C1 Content Knowledge
C1 Content Knowledge
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C3 Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
C3 Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
Due to the ongoing revision of the Career and
Technical Education (CTE), candidates for the CTE
certificate will begin the new process in
2015-16.   The World Language (WL) and Music
Content Knowledge component will be delayed until
2015-16 but Differentiation in Instruction will
be available in 2014-15.
C4 Effective and Reflective Practitioner
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What this means for 2014-15 candidates and beyond
  • Applications for the certification process will
    be available to new candidates in March 2014.
  • Exact date is TBD. http//www.boardcertifiedteache
    rs.org/
  • The certification will be rolled out over time,
    with the first two components for most
    certificate areas available for the 2014-15
    school year.

Note Due to the ongoing revision of the Career
and Technical Education (CTE), candidates for the
CTE certificate will begin the new process in
2015-16.  The World Language (WL) and Music
Content Knowledge component will be delayed until
2015-16 but Differentiation in Instruction will
be available in 2014-15.
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Funding for Candidates
  • States may offer various grant programs in place
    towards NB Certification fee of (inquire with
    YOUR state)
  • Districts may provide subsidies or grants for
    teachers (inquire)
  • Additional grants and subsidies may be available
    to you through various organizations
  • NBPTS has extended payment options
  • Visit the NBPTS website for information on
    funding resources

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Military members and spouses
  • Through the Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Department
    of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse eligible
    veterans up to 2,000 for National Board
    Certification assessment fees.  The VA will also
    reimburse a portion of retake fees if candidates
    do not achieve certification on the first
    attempt. For additional information, access
  •  http//www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibi
    ll/index.html or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.
  • NU military Admission Advisors can also speak to
    students about using the GI Bill for this
    purpose! Amanda.Trimillos_at_natuniv.edu

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Good News!
  • Support and parallel experiences are offered to
    you through National Universitys
  • NB Leadership Center

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We Offer Options
  1. Preparation for National Board Certification
    EMBEDDED in a masters degree program
  2. Graduate certificate for 5 NBC courses
  3. Continuing education credits (CEUs) for up to 5
    NBC courses
  4. NBCTs can use credit to wave one CORE course and
    use NBC courses to build Renewal Portfolio
  5. Free Online and on site support and guidance for
    National Board Certification (no credits)

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Support Options
  • Online and face-to-face NB candidate orientation,
    professional development and support by NBCT
    coaches
  • 24/7 access to our virtual support environment
  • Ongoing webinars, videos, blog posts other
    resources
  • www.nbctwave.org/ride-the-wave/

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Why do People enroll with National University?
  • Evidence of my impact on Student Learning
  • Use National Standards of Learning in Job
    Embedded Assignments
  • Prepare for future National Board Certification
    or be an active Candidate
  • Build my Standards of Learning competency and
    pedagogy with National Board Leadership
    foundations
  • I have achieved NBCT but need to renew or sharpen
    my skills earn a degree and work toward renewal!

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All courses integrate National Teaching Standards
  • National Teaching Standards for what teachers
    across America should know and be able to do In
    conjunction with student common core standards or
    local state standards of learning.
  • National Board Certified Teachers are Recognized
    Nationally as Experts and Leaders in Education

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Pathways for Teachers
  • We realize that this group may represent
    different levels of experience and needs as you
    participate in the NBC Teacher Leadership
    Specialization for the Masters Degree.  You may
    be a pre-candidate, a teacher with less than
    three years of experience, an experienced
    teacher, an active NBCT candidate or perhaps you
    are already a National Board Certified Teacher!

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What Are the Advantages?
  • Convenient--fit your coursework around your
    schedule thanks to online format
  • Meaningful and relevant--coursework is all about
    YOUR teaching and YOUR classroom
  • Sophisticated and engaging coursework--interactive
    , multimedia presentation of content
  • Accelerated--finish your degree in approximately
    one year

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Class Format
  • All on-line and your classroom
  • 4-week courses (some 8-week)
  • 1 Text for 5 Courses Accomplished Teaching
    The Key to National Board Certification
  • Thursday Discussion/Sunday Discussion response
  • Sunday Submit paper working toward building
    Course focused NBC Component (Papers all focus on
    you and your students)
  • No mandated meeting times
  • Live interactive communication with instructor
  • -Phone, E-mail, ClassLivePro

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NBC Courses ( 5 )
  • NBC 1201x Measuring and Informing Quality
    Instruction, Teaching and Leadership
  • (NBC overview and Action Plan)
  • NBC 681 Teaching, Learning, Membership in
    Learning Communities
  • (NBPTS Component 4)
  • NBC 682 Evidence of Student Learning, Video
    Analysis
  • (NBPTS Component 3)
  • NBC 683 Evidence of Student Learning, Student
    Work Sample Analysis
  • (NBPTS Component 2)
  • NBC 639 Accomplished Teacher-Leadership
    Portfolio Capstone Project
  • (thesis)

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NBC Course Focus
  • These courses are unlike most traditional
    graduate courses, in that you will be doing more
    reflective processing, application of learning
    and action research than scientific research and
    writing. Instead of being told exactly what to do
    and how to do it, you will have the opportunity
    to depend on yourself and in collaboration with
    colleagues to discover what you need most to
    improve your skills and practices so that your
    students learn more from you. The certificate
    standards and your portfolio requirements will
    drive and guide your understanding and search for
    best strategies and approaches.
  • The instructors will facilitate your growth and
    point you into directions that you might not have
    considered based on their experiences,
    resourcefulness, knowledge of best practices
    and the NBCT process. 

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

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NBC 1201X Measuring and Informing Quality
Instruction, Teaching and Leadership (NBC
overview and Action Plan)
  • The course will emphasize the understanding and
    use of the Core Propositions, the Certificate
    Standards, and the Assessment Process set forth
    by the National Board for Professional Teaching
    Standards as a tool and resource for learning
    about, examining, and enhancing the quality of
    teaching and learning, professional development
    and leadership skills that require knowledge of
    adult learning and that leads to desired student
    outcomes. Fundamental knowledge will be gained in
    preparation to be successful candidates in the
    National Board Certified Teacher Process.

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1201X Explores the National Board Certificate
Standards
  • Based on NATIONAL Standards
  • 16 subject areas (content areas)
  • Developmental ranges/ages
  • 25 Certificates

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Art
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English as a New Language
  • Early and Middle Childhood 
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English Language Arts
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Generalist
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Health
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Library Media
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Literacy Reading Language Arts
  • Early and Middle Childhood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Mathematics
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Music
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Physical Education
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • School Counseling
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood 
  • Science
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Social Studies History
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • World Languages Other than English
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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Developmental Levels
  • Early Childhood  (Ages 3-8)
  • Middle Childhood  (Ages 7-12)
  • Early Middle Childhood  (Ages 3-12)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood  (Ages
    3-18)
  • Early Adolescence  (Ages 11-15)
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood  (Ages 14-18)
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages
    11-18)

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NBC 681 Membership in Learning Communities
(NBPTS Component 4)
  • You will capture in writing, how you have
    contributed to the teaching profession in three
    ways as a learner, as a leader and collaborator,
    and as a partner with families and the community.
    A quality performance will communicate your
    understanding and application of the following
  • Knowledge of learning communities
  • Effectively working with colleagues to improve
    student learning
  • Effectively interacting with families and
    community resources to improve student learning
  • Recognizing and reflecting on activities/experienc
    es that have impacted personal professional
    growth leading to increased student achievement.

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NBC 682 Evidence of Student Learning -Video
Analysis (NBPTS Component 3)
  • You will focus on developing responses to the two
    NBPTS Component 3 that require video taped
    segments that capture YOUR abilities to engage
    and interact with students effectively as they
    meet identified instructional goals and
    objectives, and capture students engaged and
    interacting with each other in well planned
    lessons supported by effective instructional
    strategies that require demonstrations of
    learning.

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NBC 683 Evidence of Student Learning Student
Work Sample Analysis (NBPTS Component 2)
  • One essential source of evidence about a
    teachers practice is student work. Here you
    consider what your students are asked to do, how
    the you (the teacher) interprets the responses,
    what the you do with the information, and what
    might occur next as a result.
  • You will analyze, describe and reflect upon you
    instructional practices, lesson designs and
    assessment strategies related to the requirements
    that are outlined in the NBPTS Component
    guidelines that rely on Differentiated
    Instruction utilizing student work samples as
    evidence of accomplished practice.

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NBC 639 Capstone Project
  • Teachers will develop a finalized professional
    portfolio that incorporates knowledge,
    understanding, and evaluation of research
    providing evidence of meeting NBPTS certificate
    standards by performance-based assessments.
  • Putting it all together as a finalized Portfolio
    for submission to National University NBC 681,
    682, 683 Final Products

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Master of Arts in Teaching CORE Courses (MAT)
  • EDT 612 Curriculum and Design Using
    Technology
  • MAT 641 Cultural Democracy/Social Pluralism
  • MAT 642 Program Design and Curriculum Theory
  • MAT 643 Models of Teaching Applications and
    Practice
  • MAT 644 Foundations and Principles of
    Curriculum

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Master of Science in Instructional Leadership
CORE Courses (MSIL)
  • EDA 614 Educational Leadership Today
  • EDA 618 School Law and Ethics
  • EDA 624 Supervision of Instruction
  • EDA 619 Technology and Data Analysis
  • EDA 626 Human Resources and Diversity

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After earning the MS Degree, you may want to earn
the Tier I CA administrative license.
  • TWO additional required courses
  • EDA 651 Ethics and Philosophy in Leadership.
  • EDA 620B Credential Field Experience.

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Proposed MAT Sample Schedule
April 2014 START April 2015 Graduate!
April NBC 1201x Sept NBC 681
May EDT 612 October /Nov NBC 682
June MAT 641 January NBC 683
July MAT 642 February/March NBC 639
August MAT 643 April MAT 644
Remain with NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center for Free NBPTS support

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Proposed MSIL Sample Schedule
April 2014 START April 2015 Graduate!
April NBC 1201x September NBC 681
May EDA 614 Oct/Nov NBC 682
June EDA 618 January NBC 683
July EDA 624 Feb/March NBC 639
August EDA 619 April EDA 626
Continue with NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center Free NBPTS support

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About the Courses
  • Ten courses, one month each
  • 4.5 quarter units each (3 semester units)
  • Online delivery24/7 access
  • Financial aid available (FAFSA)
  • First course 695 (NB1201X)
  • Nine courses _at_ 1728 per course (current tuition)
  • With 15 students, a 15 reduction is applied on
    current tuition

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Military-Connected Educators? Spouse,
dependent, retired, Civilian working on base?
  • National University offers special military
    rates and support just for you! Military
    Advisors assist YOU with any challenges you face
    as a military-connected student ! We can help
    you use your GI-Bill or MyCAA funding for classes!

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About the Degree Timelines
  • Complete Applicant Verification form located at
    http//nbctwave.org/graduate-programs/join-a-maste
    rs-cohort/
  • Submit the NU graduate application-60 fee
  • An NU admissions advisor will enroll you
  • Ask about tuition reimbursement or funding
    through your district!
  • Prepare your financial aid application and access
    transcripts-
  • DONT send FAFSA forward until you have courses
    schedules and your are fully enrolled.
  • After enrollment is completed and all courses are
    scheduled, send your FAFSA forward
  • Start classes(with no payment) while your aid is
    being processed.
  • Prepare to access your first course!

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CLEAR Communication Summary
  • National University employs National Board
    Certified Teachers to teach courses that require
    knowledge of the NB standards, evidence based
    inquiry process, and assessment of teaching and
    learning performances
  • The ten, one-month courses in the degree program
    are carefully scheduled to parallel National
    Board timelines and requirements which benefits
    students who choose to be active NB candidates as
    they produce the portfolio during program of
    study

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CLEAR Communication Summary(contd)
  • National University is separate from the National
    Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but
    clearly associated with the standards, tools,
    resources and assessments
  • National University does NOT certify students as
    NBCTs
  • National University will assist and support
    active NB candidates who want to submit a
    portfolio to the NBPTS for scoring

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Are you are ready?
  • Go to www.nbctwave.org
  • Go to the Graduate Programs tab
  • Select Join a Cohort
  • Follow the four steps for enrollment outlined on
    this page
  • April cohort application deadline is March 18!
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Title: Welcome to the National University "National Board Certification in 2014! Options, Timelines and Free support!


1
Welcome to the National University "National
Board Certification in 2014! Options, Timelines
and Free support!
  • Please do the following
  • Be sure your speakers are on follow Audio
    set-up directions
  • Say hello in the chat window below and tell us
    where you are and what you teach.
  • We will Start PROMPTLY at 6pm Pacific

2
National University
  • National Board Certification
  • NEW 2014/2015 Updates,
  • Support Options, and Degree Programs
  • Presented by the
  • NU School of Education and
  • NBC Teacher Leadership Center
  • NBC Program Ambassadors Sean McCarthy, Amanda
    Trimillos, and Joanna Eagan-Murray

3
Todays Agenda
  • NU master's degree programs and graduate credit
    courses that integrate the National Board
    Certification tools and processes
  • National Board for Professional Teaching
    Standards
  • National Board tools and processes!
  • 2014/2015 cycle and beyond!
  • Support for all candidates offered through the
    National University NB Leadership Center (online
    and onsite)

4
Participating in Todays Session
  • Type your questions in the chat window below

Download the documents in the file share window
below
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About National University
  • Second largest, private, nonprofit university in
    California
  • Sixteenth largest private, not-for-profit
    university in the US
  • WASC regional accreditation NCATE 2014
  • Multiple sites headquarters in La Jolla, San
    Diego
  • 99 undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Issues more teaching credentials in CA than any
    university, seven years running

6
About the NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center
  • Promote knowledge and use of National Standards
    for teachers and principals through outreach,
    recruitment and support of NB candidates
  • Support accessing scholarship and grants
  • Initiate and align with educational reforms and
    programs focused on effective teaching and
    teachers that increase student achievement
  • Develop partnerships and online collaboration
    (schools, IHEs, associations, organizations)
  • Increase NBCTs nationwide

7
We Offer Options
  1. Preparation for National Board Certification
    EMBEDDED in a masters degree program
  2. Graduate certificate for 5 NBC courses
  3. Continuing education credits (CEUs) for up to 5
    NBC courses
  4. NBCTs can use credit to wave one CORE course and
    use NBC courses to build Renewal Portfolio
  5. Free Online and on site support and guidance for
    National Board Certification (no credits)

8
National Board Certification
  • What if I decide that along with my Masters
    degree I also want to earn National Board
    Certification?

9
What Is National Board Certification?
  • A voluntary process established by NBPTS
  • Achieved through a rigorous, performance-based
    assessment aimed to measure what accomplished
    teachers should know and be able to do while
    demonstrating how their performance improves
    student achievement
  • An advanced credential that complements a state
    license
  • Three years of teaching experience required for
    candidacy
  • Open to all- public, private, charters

10
The Research
  • Majority of studies indicate that National Board
    Certification makes a significantly positive
    impact on teacher performance and student
    learning, engagement and achievement
  • Teachers who pursue certification show
    significant improvement in their teaching
    practice, whether they achieve certification or
    not
  • All else being equal, teachers who have achieved
    National Board Certification helped their
    students achieve larger testing gains than did
    colleagues without the certification

11
YOUR performance is measured against NBPTS
tools and processes
  • NBPTS Core Propositions
  • NBCT certificate standards in (disciplinary
    fields)
  • Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
  • Component 2, 3, 4
  • Evidence of Impact on Students
  • Documentation
  • Assessment Center Exercises

12
Five Core Propositions
  • Teachers are committed to students and their
    learning
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to
    teach those subjects to students
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and
    monitoring student learning
  • Teachers think systematically about their
    practice and learn from experience
  • Teachers are members of learning communities

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National Board Certificates
  • Based on NATIONAL Standards
  • 16 subject areas (content areas)
  • Developmental ranges/ages
  • 25 Certificates

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Art
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English as a New Language
  • Early and Middle Childhood 
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English Language Arts
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Generalist
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Health
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Library Media
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Literacy Reading Language Arts
  • Early and Middle Childhood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Mathematics
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Music
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Physical Education
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • School Counseling
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood 
  • Science
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Social Studies History
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • World Languages Other than English
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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Developmental Levels
  • Early Childhood  (Ages 3-8)
  • Middle Childhood  (Ages 7-12)
  • Early Middle Childhood  (Ages 3-12)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood  (Ages
    3-18)
  • Early Adolescence  (Ages 11-15)
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood  (Ages 14-18)
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages
    11-18)

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Whats the NBPTS process? 2014/2017
  • Flexibility - While teachers can complete the
    entire certification process in one year once it
    is fully implemented, some may choose to do so
    over several years if that fits better with other
    demands on a teachers time.
  • Affordability - The total cost of certification
    is 1900, with each of the four components
    costing 475. Candidates will have the option to
    pay for and submit components separately.

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The Design of the 2014/2017 Process
  • The 2014 process for National Board Certification
    will be comprised of 4 components

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Component 1 Content Knowledge
  • Administered at computer centers
  • Short answer and possible multiple choice
    questions depending on certificate areas
  • All questions build to create ONE score for this
    component
  • Prepare for assessment center after the portfolio
    is completed (April-June)
  • This Component is currently in field testing
    and will be open for NBPTS use in the 2014/2015
    cycle

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Component 2 Differentiation in Instructions (NBC
683)
  • Written Commentary using Student Work Samples
  • Traditionally, in this component, you provide a
    Written Commentary that analyzes how you ASSESS
    student learning in your own classroom utilizing
    your own content standards - typically following
    2 students over a course of time

AYA ScienceIn this entry, you choose three
instructional activities, related instructional
materials, two student responses to each
activity, and a culminating assessment, and you
submit a Written Commentary. Your submission
should demonstrate your strategies for linking
instructional activities together to engage
students in building conceptual understanding of
one major idea in science.
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Component 3 Teaching Practice and Classroom
Environment(NBC 682)
  • Written commentary using Video evidence
  • Traditionally, in this component, you provide a
    Written Commentary that analyzes your teaching
    through video taping whole class or small group
    discussion.

AYA Science In the past, in this entry you
submit a 20-minute video recording of your
interactions with students as they actively gain
an ability to understand and use scientific
concepts and problem-solving skills. (Small/whole
class?)
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Component 4 Effective and Reflective
Practitioner (NBC 681)
  • Written Commentary using Professional
    Contributions
  • In this component, you use Written Commentary to
    show impact on student learning using evidence
    through PROFESSIONAL contributions with
    families/communities, as a learner, and as a
    leader/collaborator
  • Traditionally, you must demonstrate how your work
    in each of three categories impacts student
    learning
  • As partner with students families and community
  • As learner
  • As collaborator and/or leader

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Scoring
  • All FOUR components must receive an Accomplished
    Score
  • You may bank scores for two years and retake
    Component for a fee

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How will the assessment roll-out?
  • National Board Certification will rollout over
    the course of three cycles

2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
C1 Content Knowledge
C1 Content Knowledge
C1 Content Knowledge
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C2 Differentiation in Instruction
C3 Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
C3 Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
Due to the ongoing revision of the Career and
Technical Education (CTE), candidates for the CTE
certificate will begin the new process in
2015-16.   The World Language (WL) and Music
Content Knowledge component will be delayed until
2015-16 but Differentiation in Instruction will
be available in 2014-15.
C4 Effective and Reflective Practitioner
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What this means for 2014-15 candidates and beyond
  • Applications for the certification process will
    be available to new candidates in March 2014.
  • Exact date is TBD. http//www.boardcertifiedteache
    rs.org/
  • The certification will be rolled out over time,
    with the first two components for most
    certificate areas available for the 2014-15
    school year.

Note Due to the ongoing revision of the Career
and Technical Education (CTE), candidates for the
CTE certificate will begin the new process in
2015-16.  The World Language (WL) and Music
Content Knowledge component will be delayed until
2015-16 but Differentiation in Instruction will
be available in 2014-15.
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Funding for Candidates
  • States may offer various grant programs in place
    towards NB Certification fee of (inquire with
    YOUR state)
  • Districts may provide subsidies or grants for
    teachers (inquire)
  • Additional grants and subsidies may be available
    to you through various organizations
  • NBPTS has extended payment options
  • Visit the NBPTS website for information on
    funding resources

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Military members and spouses
  • Through the Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Department
    of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse eligible
    veterans up to 2,000 for National Board
    Certification assessment fees.  The VA will also
    reimburse a portion of retake fees if candidates
    do not achieve certification on the first
    attempt. For additional information, access
  •  http//www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibi
    ll/index.html or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.
  • NU military Admission Advisors can also speak to
    students about using the GI Bill for this
    purpose! Amanda.Trimillos_at_natuniv.edu

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Good News!
  • Support and parallel experiences are offered to
    you through National Universitys
  • NB Leadership Center

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We Offer Options
  1. Preparation for National Board Certification
    EMBEDDED in a masters degree program
  2. Graduate certificate for 5 NBC courses
  3. Continuing education credits (CEUs) for up to 5
    NBC courses
  4. NBCTs can use credit to wave one CORE course and
    use NBC courses to build Renewal Portfolio
  5. Free Online and on site support and guidance for
    National Board Certification (no credits)

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Support Options
  • Online and face-to-face NB candidate orientation,
    professional development and support by NBCT
    coaches
  • 24/7 access to our virtual support environment
  • Ongoing webinars, videos, blog posts other
    resources
  • www.nbctwave.org/ride-the-wave/

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Why do People enroll with National University?
  • Evidence of my impact on Student Learning
  • Use National Standards of Learning in Job
    Embedded Assignments
  • Prepare for future National Board Certification
    or be an active Candidate
  • Build my Standards of Learning competency and
    pedagogy with National Board Leadership
    foundations
  • I have achieved NBCT but need to renew or sharpen
    my skills earn a degree and work toward renewal!

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All courses integrate National Teaching Standards
  • National Teaching Standards for what teachers
    across America should know and be able to do In
    conjunction with student common core standards or
    local state standards of learning.
  • National Board Certified Teachers are Recognized
    Nationally as Experts and Leaders in Education

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Pathways for Teachers
  • We realize that this group may represent
    different levels of experience and needs as you
    participate in the NBC Teacher Leadership
    Specialization for the Masters Degree.  You may
    be a pre-candidate, a teacher with less than
    three years of experience, an experienced
    teacher, an active NBCT candidate or perhaps you
    are already a National Board Certified Teacher!

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What Are the Advantages?
  • Convenient--fit your coursework around your
    schedule thanks to online format
  • Meaningful and relevant--coursework is all about
    YOUR teaching and YOUR classroom
  • Sophisticated and engaging coursework--interactive
    , multimedia presentation of content
  • Accelerated--finish your degree in approximately
    one year

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Class Format
  • All on-line and your classroom
  • 4-week courses (some 8-week)
  • 1 Text for 5 Courses Accomplished Teaching
    The Key to National Board Certification
  • Thursday Discussion/Sunday Discussion response
  • Sunday Submit paper working toward building
    Course focused NBC Component (Papers all focus on
    you and your students)
  • No mandated meeting times
  • Live interactive communication with instructor
  • -Phone, E-mail, ClassLivePro

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NBC Courses ( 5 )
  • NBC 1201x Measuring and Informing Quality
    Instruction, Teaching and Leadership
  • (NBC overview and Action Plan)
  • NBC 681 Teaching, Learning, Membership in
    Learning Communities
  • (NBPTS Component 4)
  • NBC 682 Evidence of Student Learning, Video
    Analysis
  • (NBPTS Component 3)
  • NBC 683 Evidence of Student Learning, Student
    Work Sample Analysis
  • (NBPTS Component 2)
  • NBC 639 Accomplished Teacher-Leadership
    Portfolio Capstone Project
  • (thesis)

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NBC Course Focus
  • These courses are unlike most traditional
    graduate courses, in that you will be doing more
    reflective processing, application of learning
    and action research than scientific research and
    writing. Instead of being told exactly what to do
    and how to do it, you will have the opportunity
    to depend on yourself and in collaboration with
    colleagues to discover what you need most to
    improve your skills and practices so that your
    students learn more from you. The certificate
    standards and your portfolio requirements will
    drive and guide your understanding and search for
    best strategies and approaches.
  • The instructors will facilitate your growth and
    point you into directions that you might not have
    considered based on their experiences,
    resourcefulness, knowledge of best practices
    and the NBCT process. 

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

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NBC 1201X Measuring and Informing Quality
Instruction, Teaching and Leadership (NBC
overview and Action Plan)
  • The course will emphasize the understanding and
    use of the Core Propositions, the Certificate
    Standards, and the Assessment Process set forth
    by the National Board for Professional Teaching
    Standards as a tool and resource for learning
    about, examining, and enhancing the quality of
    teaching and learning, professional development
    and leadership skills that require knowledge of
    adult learning and that leads to desired student
    outcomes. Fundamental knowledge will be gained in
    preparation to be successful candidates in the
    National Board Certified Teacher Process.

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1201X Explores the National Board Certificate
Standards
  • Based on NATIONAL Standards
  • 16 subject areas (content areas)
  • Developmental ranges/ages
  • 25 Certificates

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Art
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English as a New Language
  • Early and Middle Childhood 
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • English Language Arts
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Generalist
  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Health
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Library Media
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Literacy Reading Language Arts
  • Early and Middle Childhood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • Mathematics
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Music
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Physical Education
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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National Board Certificate Areas
  • School Counseling
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood 
  • Science
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Social Studies History
  • Early Adolescence
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • World Languages Other than English
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

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Developmental Levels
  • Early Childhood  (Ages 3-8)
  • Middle Childhood  (Ages 7-12)
  • Early Middle Childhood  (Ages 3-12)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood  (Ages
    3-18)
  • Early Adolescence  (Ages 11-15)
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood  (Ages 14-18)
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages
    11-18)

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NBC 681 Membership in Learning Communities
(NBPTS Component 4)
  • You will capture in writing, how you have
    contributed to the teaching profession in three
    ways as a learner, as a leader and collaborator,
    and as a partner with families and the community.
    A quality performance will communicate your
    understanding and application of the following
  • Knowledge of learning communities
  • Effectively working with colleagues to improve
    student learning
  • Effectively interacting with families and
    community resources to improve student learning
  • Recognizing and reflecting on activities/experienc
    es that have impacted personal professional
    growth leading to increased student achievement.

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NBC 682 Evidence of Student Learning -Video
Analysis (NBPTS Component 3)
  • You will focus on developing responses to the two
    NBPTS Component 3 that require video taped
    segments that capture YOUR abilities to engage
    and interact with students effectively as they
    meet identified instructional goals and
    objectives, and capture students engaged and
    interacting with each other in well planned
    lessons supported by effective instructional
    strategies that require demonstrations of
    learning.

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NBC 683 Evidence of Student Learning Student
Work Sample Analysis (NBPTS Component 2)
  • One essential source of evidence about a
    teachers practice is student work. Here you
    consider what your students are asked to do, how
    the you (the teacher) interprets the responses,
    what the you do with the information, and what
    might occur next as a result.
  • You will analyze, describe and reflect upon you
    instructional practices, lesson designs and
    assessment strategies related to the requirements
    that are outlined in the NBPTS Component
    guidelines that rely on Differentiated
    Instruction utilizing student work samples as
    evidence of accomplished practice.

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NBC 639 Capstone Project
  • Teachers will develop a finalized professional
    portfolio that incorporates knowledge,
    understanding, and evaluation of research
    providing evidence of meeting NBPTS certificate
    standards by performance-based assessments.
  • Putting it all together as a finalized Portfolio
    for submission to National University NBC 681,
    682, 683 Final Products

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Master of Arts in Teaching CORE Courses (MAT)
  • EDT 612 Curriculum and Design Using
    Technology
  • MAT 641 Cultural Democracy/Social Pluralism
  • MAT 642 Program Design and Curriculum Theory
  • MAT 643 Models of Teaching Applications and
    Practice
  • MAT 644 Foundations and Principles of
    Curriculum

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Master of Science in Instructional Leadership
CORE Courses (MSIL)
  • EDA 614 Educational Leadership Today
  • EDA 618 School Law and Ethics
  • EDA 624 Supervision of Instruction
  • EDA 619 Technology and Data Analysis
  • EDA 626 Human Resources and Diversity

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After earning the MS Degree, you may want to earn
the Tier I CA administrative license.
  • TWO additional required courses
  • EDA 651 Ethics and Philosophy in Leadership.
  • EDA 620B Credential Field Experience.

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Proposed MAT Sample Schedule
April 2014 START April 2015 Graduate!
April NBC 1201x Sept NBC 681
May EDT 612 October /Nov NBC 682
June MAT 641 January NBC 683
July MAT 642 February/March NBC 639
August MAT 643 April MAT 644
Remain with NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center for Free NBPTS support

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Proposed MSIL Sample Schedule
April 2014 START April 2015 Graduate!
April NBC 1201x September NBC 681
May EDA 614 Oct/Nov NBC 682
June EDA 618 January NBC 683
July EDA 624 Feb/March NBC 639
August EDA 619 April EDA 626
Continue with NU-NBC Teacher Leadership Center Free NBPTS support

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About the Courses
  • Ten courses, one month each
  • 4.5 quarter units each (3 semester units)
  • Online delivery24/7 access
  • Financial aid available (FAFSA)
  • First course 695 (NB1201X)
  • Nine courses _at_ 1728 per course (current tuition)
  • With 15 students, a 15 reduction is applied on
    current tuition

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Military-Connected Educators? Spouse,
dependent, retired, Civilian working on base?
  • National University offers special military
    rates and support just for you! Military
    Advisors assist YOU with any challenges you face
    as a military-connected student ! We can help
    you use your GI-Bill or MyCAA funding for classes!

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About the Degree Timelines
  • Complete Applicant Verification form located at
    http//nbctwave.org/graduate-programs/join-a-maste
    rs-cohort/
  • Submit the NU graduate application-60 fee
  • An NU admissions advisor will enroll you
  • Ask about tuition reimbursement or funding
    through your district!
  • Prepare your financial aid application and access
    transcripts-
  • DONT send FAFSA forward until you have courses
    schedules and your are fully enrolled.
  • After enrollment is completed and all courses are
    scheduled, send your FAFSA forward
  • Start classes(with no payment) while your aid is
    being processed.
  • Prepare to access your first course!

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CLEAR Communication Summary
  • National University employs National Board
    Certified Teachers to teach courses that require
    knowledge of the NB standards, evidence based
    inquiry process, and assessment of teaching and
    learning performances
  • The ten, one-month courses in the degree program
    are carefully scheduled to parallel National
    Board timelines and requirements which benefits
    students who choose to be active NB candidates as
    they produce the portfolio during program of
    study

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CLEAR Communication Summary(contd)
  • National University is separate from the National
    Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but
    clearly associated with the standards, tools,
    resources and assessments
  • National University does NOT certify students as
    NBCTs
  • National University will assist and support
    active NB candidates who want to submit a
    portfolio to the NBPTS for scoring

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Are you are ready?
  • Go to www.nbctwave.org
  • Go to the Graduate Programs tab
  • Select Join a Cohort
  • Follow the four steps for enrollment outlined on
    this page
  • April cohort application deadline is March 18!
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