Become a Professional Learning Facilitator

NBCNY hears from many NBCTs that they enjoy guiding educators through the NBC journey as the next step in their career.  Over the last 2 decades NBCNY has trained about 25% of NYS's NBCTs to take on the PLF role as an entry point into teacher leadership.  

Back by popular demand is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of candidate support.

See Workshops Page for more information.

The Albert Shanker grant was established to defray the costs of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification to eligible New York State public school teachers. The New York State Education Department through the Albert Shanker Grant makes funding available to support eligible New York State public school teachers seeking their first National Board Certification.


NYSED Albert Shanker Grant Candidate Application Period Is Open for 2022-23

Starting on July 15, 2022, the New York State Education Department will accept applications for the 2022-2023 Albert Shanker Grant program for National Board for Professional Teaching certification.

Applications will continue to be accepted through February 28, 2023 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

New York State now has 2,264 NBCTs
488 educators pursuing National Board Certification!
Special thanks to NYSED, NYSUT, NYS Teacher Centers, Districts,

BOCES and facilitators for their support.

Current NBPTS NY State Profile 2021-share this with an interested administrator!

NBCNY's  Featured NBCT
Trish Peterson from TST BOCES


Trish Peterson demonstrates a commitment to students and the profession as she demonstrates life-long learning. 

“My work with the National Board gave me the confidence and written skill set to be successful in both the TVI graduate program and the written portion of the NY State TVI Content test required for certification,” said Peterson. “I am thoroughly enjoying my new position as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.”

Read more about how achieving NBC expanded Trish's career opportunities.

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Regional Stories from the field

This collection of stories demonstrates the impact NBCTs are having in each of the 7 NYS regions.  Read to learn how NBCTs are contributing to the profession and their impact on colleagues and students. 

NBCNY is an approved Sponsor of NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.


The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

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