ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Wed December 18, 2013

North Carolina leads in national teacher certification numbers

North Carolina boasts the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. George Olsen has more.

North Carolina added 330 board certified teachers in 2013 bringing the state’s number to 20,122, first in the nation. That far surpasses the 2nd highest state total… Florida’s 13,670. North Carolina accounts for about 19 percent of the country’s board certified teachers.  North Carolina also has six of the top 20 public school districts for total number of board certified teachers. Teachers who earn certification receive a salary supplement on top of their regular pay. A press release from the state Department of Public Instruction refers to Board Certification as the highest credential in the teaching profession. I’m George Olsen.