National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

APA staff has provided advice and support to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for a number of years. The NBPTS seeks to enhance the teaching profession maintaining rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should be able to do and by providing a national voluntary system to certify teachers who meet these standards. APA assistance includes work with state and local policymakers on support for certification and support for its inclusion in alternative teacher pay programs.