Welcome to the 2023-2024 Teacher Center support for National Board Certification.  Wherever you are on your journey to attain National Board Certification, Teacher Center is here to guide and support you. 

Please see the support opportunities offered for this year.  

Informational Sessions:

If you are curious and want to learn more about it, join our informational sessions in the late spring. 

Register to join a monthly cohort, be a part of a candidate support group: 

The vision and mission of Teacher Center work strongly align with National Board standards for accomplished teaching.  It is one of the most respected professional certifications available in the field of education.   We are proud to support teachers on their journey to becoming accomplished teachers and certified members of the NBPTS community. 

TeachEr Center: Who We ARE

The UFT Teacher Center is a collaborator with  New York State and the New York City Departments of Education.  We operate throughout the five boroughs to lead and support the professional development of NYC teachers to maximize student impact and learning. 

Vision: Touch the hearts and minds of students and educators by advancing equity and inspiring Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Mission: To provide varied professional learning opportunities to enable educators to address the diverse needs of the whole child. The heart of our work is with educators and students in the classroom within our culturally diverse schools.


Who We Are 


Resource Links

5 propositions and the architecture of accomplished teaching.


Shanker Grant

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.

Starting on July 9, 2021, the New York State Education Department will accept applications for the 2021-2022 Albert Shanker Grant program. Applications will continue to be accepted through February 28, 2022 or until all funds are exhausted, whichever is first.

For more information:   http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/albert-shanker-grant-program

National Board Cohort Toolkit_Final Draft.pdf
NBPTS Candidate Recruitment Flier 1_23.pdf
1. Website NBPTS Writing Institute Flier 2023.pdf