National Board Certification for Teachers

 

 

 

 

Currently National Board certification is only available for Spanish and French teachers. This creates an equity issue, as some states/school districts offer pay increases and stipends for gaining certification. It also creates inequity when it comes to student loans opportunities for many languages teachers. The National Board website does not mention that certification is not available for educators of languages other than Spanish or French. Teachers of less commonly taught languages are encouraged to earn the certification in English.

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