University of Cincinnati │College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
PO Box 210002 │Teachers/Dyer Hall │Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 │ 513-556-4307
National Board Certification promotes better teaching, better learning and better schools. This online coursework is the academic preparation for teachers who desire this additional credential.
Enrolled teachers may begin online courses any term. This program provides a research to practice professional development model and is approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Through the School of Education, all teacher preparation programs are NCATE-approved. Up to 10 hours may be applied towards the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree, Teaching and Learning.
Teachers who currently hold this national credential have reported improved teaching practices which resulted in improved student learning, opportunities for teacher leadership roles while still in the classroom and added incentives from their school districts.
For more information, please visit: mastersed.uc.edu.
The National Board Certification prep program will include a course sequence that has been modeled after the National Board Standards for the Teaching Profession, emphasizing specific skills, processes, and reflective analysis required for successful completion of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio and assessment center activities. If participants (educators) successfully obtain National Board Certification, they will be credentialed as a National Board Certified Teacher, designated as a Master Teacher in Ohio, and eligible for the Lead Professional Educator License. Courses will be taught by faculty recognized as being qualified by the National Board Certified Teacher credential.
Successful completion of each of the required courses with at least a C grade
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Proposition 2: Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students.
Proposition 3: Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning.
Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically about Their Practice and Learn from Experience.
Proposition 5: Teachers are Members of Learning Communities.
Additional career options are listed on the Career Development Center's Web site.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
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After completing the five National Board preparatory courses, participants will be exceptionally equipped to complete the National Board portfolio and assessment center exercises. All courses are delivered by National Board Certified Teachers who have assisted National Board candidates for over ten years.
All courses are designed to exemplify the National Board for Professional Teaching standards and to provide participants the kinds of classroom experiences that will facilitate their future completion of the National Board portfolio. Attention is given to the specifics of the portfolio—the related standards, the directions of the portfolio entries, classroom analysis of classroom achievement, reflecting on professional practice, purposeful professional development, and the three types of writing characteristic of portfolio entries.
Faculty will guide those who apply for National Board Certification through the portfolio development and submission process.
Because this program is offered online, students can live anywhere in the United States and accomplish the goals of this program, to prepare for National Board Certification process.