Why Become A National Board Certified Teacher?
Through the Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching
Program Act, the Florida legislature has appropriated funds to pay 90% of the
NBCT certification fee, to provide
teachers who achieve National Board Certification with 10% salary increase
for the life of the certificate and to provide an additional 10% to those who agree
in writing to provide the equivalent of 12 work days of mentoring and
related services to teachers who may or may not be National Board
candidates. These additional monies are equal to 10% of the statewide
average salary for classroom teachers and will now be included in a
teacher's base salary. The program also provides a $150 incentive to help
defray costs for portfolio preparation.