The state Department of Public Instruction reports the state leads the nation in the number of National Board Certified Teachers. George Olsen has more.
A press release from the Department of Public Instruction says the state has 20,611 National Board Certified Teachers, tops in the nation. Twenty-one percent of state educators have their national certification. Almost nineteen percent of the nation’s nationally certified teachers work in North Carolina. In 2014 North Carolina added 527 certified teachers, second in the nation behind Washington. The Department of Public Instruction describes National Board Certification as the “highest credential in the teaching profession.” Teachers who get their certification receive a salary supplement on top of their regular pay for the 10-year life of the certification. I’m George Olsen.