National Board Certification

Maryland Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers 

  • Maryland offers an annual stipend for NBCTs employed in public schools
    • $4000 for NBCTs working in comprehensive needs schools
    • $1000 for NBCTs working in non-comprehensive needs schools
  •  Those who complete the NBC process are eligible for Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs), which may be used toward the renewal of the Maryland Educator Certificate
    • Individuals who complete the program but do not achieve certification are eligible for 3 CPDs
    • Individuals who achieve certification are eligible for 6 CPDs
  • NBCTs who present 12 semester hours of approved graduate course work may be eligible for a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) 

Fee Support

  • Maryland provides partial fee support to initial and renewal candidates for National Board Certification who qualify for the Incentive Program for Certification (COMAR 13A.07.08). This program is dependent on appropriations by the Maryland General Assembly. 

  •  Candidates who would like to participate in the Incentive Program should contact their local school system to discuss the selection procedures and eligibility requirements. 

Program Deadlines

August 31st-      Local School Systems identify                                potential candidates 

November 30th- Eligible candidates notified by                                  the MSDE regarding their                                        approval status

December 31st- Candidates register and submit                              components on-line 

No late submissions will be accepted.

Please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website for further information regarding the process of certification. 

Local Candidate Support

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Angela Reisler, NBCT

Baltimore City Public Schools
Sharonda Eley and Zakia McAllister

Baltimore County Public Schools
Carla Simons and Michelle Smith

Caroline County Public Schools
Melissa Mulligan

Carroll County Public Schools
Kelly Keith 

Cecil County Public Schools
Rick Edwards

Charles County Public Schools
Lisa Wehausen and Mary Lee Sadler

Frederick County Public Schools
Sarah Ianacone

Harford County Public Schools
Jacqueline Tarbert
Harford County Public Schools

Howard County Public Schools
Jennifer Hlavka, Support Program Coordinator
Doug Lea, NBCT Program Ambassador

Maryland State Education Association
Géraldine Duval

Montgomery Country Public Schools
Jennifer Martin 

Prince George’s County Public Schools
Rainya P. Miller, NBCT

St. Mary’s County Public Schools
Rachel Sparks

Western Maryland Coalition

Wicomico County Public Schools
Paige Larmore