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 31stLocal School Systems identify potential candidates 
November 1st- Eligible candidates notified by the MSDE regarding their approval status
February 28th- 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

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