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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Board Certification Salary Supplement for West Virginia Educators
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) recognizes, appreciates and encourages those meeting the needs of WV learners in an instructional capacity within our public schools. One effort to demonstrate the value of these teachers is the awarding of a state salary supplement to teachers holding board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In addition, the recognition of NBPTS board certification on the WV professional teaching certificate provides an avenue for WV and the teacher to verify that the teacher meets the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) high qualified teacher status.
NBPTS Salary Supplement Requirements
The West Virginia State Board of Education adopted the following requirements for the awarding of the NBPTS board certification salary supplement certificate:
NBPTS Salary Supplement Validity Period
The salary supplement is valid for up to the ten (10) years that the NBPTS board certification is valid, as long as the applicant is employed as a classroom teacher in the WV public schools. Application must be made within three (3) months after the board certification has been awarded, to receive the entire salary supplement.
Submitting an Application and Supporting Documentation for the NBPTS Board Certification Salary Supplement
Once you have completed NBPTS board certification requirements and believe you qualify for the state salary supplement for NBPTS board certified teachers, you will need to submit the following documents: