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National Board Certification Financial Support

What is Maryland doing to help teachers with National Board Certification?

In 1999,The Maryland General Assembly established a permanent program of state and local aid to pay the assessment fee for public school teachers seeking National Board Certification. Legislation enacted in 2001 increased the number to 500 teachers.  Subsequent legislation increased the number to 1000 and provided additional support  for renewals and one retake depending on funding availability.

In addition to paying the assessment fee, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in collaboration with colleges and universities, business, and teachers' associations, sponsors the Maryland National Board Candidate Support Network.  Candidates voluntarily attend monthly meeting on designated Saturdays at specified locations throughout the state.  Maryland's National Board Certified Teachers  (NBCTs) facilitate the monthly meetings which provide candidates structured opportunities to engage in professional conversations about standards and practices.  Through the Maryland Candidate Support Network, candidates receive technical, intellectual, logistical, and emotional support as the progress through the assessment process.

In 1999, the General Assembly enacted the Teacher Quality Act.  One of the provisions of this act is that the State will provide matching funds up to $2,000 to a National Board Certified Teacher.  Check the table below for a list of those school systems which currently offer additional financial incentives.

Local School System

Incentive Per Year

Allegany

$2000

Anne Arundel $2000
Baltimore City $2000

Baltimore County

$2000/$1000 (depends on school assignment)

Calvert

$2500

Caroline $2000

Carroll

$5000

Cecil

$2000

Charles

$2500

Dorchester

$2000

Frederick

$2000

Garrett $500

Harford

$2000

Howard

$2000

Kent

$2000

Montgomery

$2000

Prince George's

$2000

Queen Anne's

$2000

Somerset $3000

St. Mary's

$3000

Talbot $2000

Washington

$2000

Wicomico

$2000

Worcester

$1000

 

Page updated: March 17, 2008


Contact Information
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200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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