NBCTApps: National Board Support Group

To help North Carolina educators achieve their National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, App State's Reich College of Education has created NBCTApps (National Board Certified Teacher-Apps) — a joint professional development program between RCOE's Public School Partnership and the state's Northwest Regional Education Service Alliance (NW RESA).

Through this program, National Board Certified App State alumni serve as mentors to NBCTApps participants, who are invited to attend monthly support group sessions in which the alumni provide instruction, support and resources for educators completing the National Board Certification process. A total of 138 alumni are available to assist teachers.

Our 2021-2022 schedule of virtual offerings includes: 

  • September 13, 2021 (3:45-5:15): Using Technology Effectively/Constructing a Quality Video

  • October 11, 2021 (3:45-5:15): "Using your Resources and Finding Support" by Dr. Beth Edwards

  • November 8, 2021 (3:45-5:15): Three Types of Effective Writing

  • December 13, 2021: NBPTS Panel (Q&A with newly certified and/or renewal candidates)

  • Winter Break: Work on your own (Reading, writing, and editing with your NBCT mentors/ on your own)

  • January 10, 2022 (3:45-5:15): Content-Specific Meetings

  • February 14, 2022 (3:45-5:15): Tips and Tricks from the National Board Office!

  • March 14, 2022 (3:45-5:15): Self Assessment and Self-Care Processes; Content-Specific Meetings

  • April 11, 2022 (3:45-5:15): Finalizing Products & the e-Portfolio; Content-Specific Meetings

  • May 9, 2022 (3:45-5:15): Celebration of Submission!

Interested in participating? Complete this National Board Support Group Interest Survey and you will be contacted, via email, with more information.

Appalachian State University has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as the national leader for the number of alumni who are National Board Certified Teachers, with 2,178 alumni having earned the national credential to date.