OUAZ Teacher Renews National Certification

Posted by Janae Melvin on April 26, 2018 in

OUAZ lead faculty and assistant professor of teacher education Lisa Buccigrosse has renewed her National Board Certification, the most rigorous credential a teacher can earn.

Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous criteria through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that National Board Certification impacts student performance and school culture. Buccigrosse has renewed her National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood – English as a New Language.

The National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions: 1) Teachers are committed to students and their learning; 2) Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students; 3) Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning; 4) Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience; and 5) Teachers are members of learning communities.

In 2017, Arizona has 167 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 53 NBCTs who renewed their certificate this year.