Candidates for National Board Certification
The SFUSD National Board Support Program offers candidates guidance as they pursue certification. Below you will find descriptions of the support options, as well as dates, times and locations they are offered. We are happy to provide these supports for free to all educators in SFUSD.
Certificate Area Study Groups
Register below to have your name added to our
Certificate Area Study Groups database!
Find candidates in your certificate area to study for Component 1 or to share writing/video for feedback.
Upon registration, you will receive a link to access the names in the database. Once you've accessed the list of candidate names, reach out to your certificate area colleagues to coordinate study groups.
The support we offer you is different from those pursuing their initial certification. You can find our growing collection of resources here.
Watch our screencast for more information.
In Foundations, candidates work together for a full day to explore the 5 Core Propositions, the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, and their certificate area standards. You can find Foundations resources here.
Foundations will be offered on Saturdays, from 9am-4pm on the following dates:
In these half-day sessions, candidates select a workshop that best fit their needs. These will be hosted at James Denman Middle School, from 9am-12pm, on the following dates:
We help to create groups of candidates who are at the same school site. In SFUSD's cohort program, we provide a Professional Learning Facilitator (PLF) to help guide members through submission. PLFs come from SFUSD's growing network of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Each candidate will receive approximately 15 hours of support from their PLF. To find out more about the cohort nearest you, email our team.
1-800-22-TEACH. This is the National Board support line, where they provide assistance from how to sign up and pay for your components, to how best to upload your evidence.
If you've registered with the National Board and would like to take advantage of our supports, please complete this registration form.