As a National Board Certified Teacher, you have shown a commitment to fostering accomplished teaching in South Carolina. It is with great excitement that I invite you to join the South Carolina National Board Network (SCNBN).
Membership is open to anyone who has achieved National Board Certification, regardless of whether or not that certification is still current. You do not have to be a current classroom teacher to join. Membership costs a mere $30 annually. As members of SCNBN, they will have opportunities for collaboration, advocacy, and leadership. The mission of our organization is to advocate for the National Board program and to recruit and support candidates in order to enhance student learning and to advance education throughout our state and nation. The Network also offers free National Board Renewal sessions.
It is time for all National Board Certified educators to join together as one united voice to elevate the teaching profession in South Carolina.
Mission: The mission of the South Carolina National Board Network (SCNBN) is to advocate for the National Board Program and to recruit and support candidates in order to enhance student learning and to advance education throughout our state and nation.
National Board Candidates who have questions can contact the network at firstname.lastname@example.org or may contact Jenna Hallman at CERRA (email@example.com).
STATE OF NATIONAL BOARD IN SOUTH CAROLINA
During fiscal year 2018, the SC legislature passed a proviso, which closed the National Board supplement program to new applicants. According to this proviso, a candidates must have applied with National Board prior to July 1, 2018, in order to be eligible for the annual $5000 state supplement. Candidates did not have to complete any of the components or certify by this date.
Do I qualify for the SC NBCT Salary Supplement?
IMPORTANT: The General Assembly must approve this funding each year for this incentive to remain intact.
In order to assist districts in the definition of the “the classroom teacher who works with classroom teachers”, the State Department of Education offers these guidelines.
These SC educators must be:
Work with classroom teachers in an instructional or curriculum coordinator capacity
Any other school based personnel not requiring principal/administrative supervisory certification
2018 South Carolina National Board Data
513 NBCTs renewed their National Board Certification in 2018.
79 Educators achieved National Board Certification in 2018.
According to NBPTS™ South Carolina now has 9,125 total National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).
South Carolina ranks fourth in the nation for total number of NBCTs behind North Carolina (21,985), Florida (13,551), and Washington (10,859).
According to NBPTS™, Richland 2 has 704 NBCTs, which ranks them 12th in the nation.
According to NBPTS™, Greenville has 696 NBCTS, which ranks them 13th in the nation.
According to NBPTS™, Charleston County has 525 NBCTs, which ranks them 21st in the nation..
According to NBPTS™, Horry County has 468 NBCTs, which ranks them 28th in the nation.
The University of South Carolina has 1,836 alumni who have received National Board Certification, which ranks them 3rd in the nation.
Winthrop University has 903 alumni who have received National Board Certification, which ranks them 18th in the nation.
Clemson University has 902 alumni who have received National Board Certification, which ranks them 19th in the nation.
The College of Charleston has 533 alumni who have received National Board Certification, which ranks them 36th in the nation.
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South Carolina public school minds: 750,000 strong