Texas Teachers Can Earn a Salary Increase with National Board Certification

National Board Certification is a pathway for professional growth and salary advancement in Texas. By successfully completing National Board Certification, teachers automatically receive a Recognized designation and can earn $3,000 – $9,000 in additional state funding for their school, per year, per teacher (90% of which must go toward teacher salary). In addition, certification fees can be reimbursed by the state if submitted by your district. 

Learn how BloomBoard can support you in earning National Board Certification!

National Board Pre-Candidacy Support Program

BloomBoard’s micro-credential based program enables educators to focus on improving their instructional practice and preparing for a successful National Board Certification journey, all while deferring the cost of certification until after their pay increase would typically take effect.

Program Overview
Learn more about the benefits of BloomBoard’s micro-credential based Pre-candidacy Support Program.

Financial Benefits
Find out how earning National Board Certification can make a positive impact a teacher’s salary over time.

Earn District Funding
See exactly how much funding allotment your school/district will earn for each National Board Certified teacher.

Get Started Now
Speak with one of our National Board counselors to learn how you can get started on your journey to earning certification.

Program Overview

BloomBoard has developed a micro-credential-based program that enables educators to prove proficiency in specific practice areas that will prepare them for successful completion of the National Board certification process.

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The program consists of three micro-credentials that focus on competencies that will be utilized when developing the portfolio in the National Board component areas. Throughout the pre-candidacy program and the candidacy process, participants will have access to a virtual NBCT coach who has been trained in cognitive coaching strategies.

Cost of the program includes:

  • Pre-candidacy micro-credential program
  • Coaching from a National Board Certified educator
  • Access to the National Board ATLAS video library
  • Price of National Board Certification (registration fee plus submissions for each of the four components and any resubmissions, if necessary). This cost can be financed, which removes the upfront financial barrier of earning National Board Certification until the candidate should receive any compensation increase or stipend.

Financial Benefits

In the state of Texas, teachers automatically earn a Recognized designation for earning National Board Certification. For each National Board Certified Teacher, a district will earn an additional $3-9k in state funding, per year,  90% of which must go towards teacher salary at the National Board Certified teacher’s school. The impact this increase can make on a teacher’s salary over time is significant. 

Use the calculator below to see how much your salary will increase with National Board Certification!

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“I feel like I could do 95% of the National Board certification process on my own now – this was not how I started though; this is a testament to the intentionality behind BloomBoard’s National Board Pre-candidacy Support Program.”

Fernanda Pierre

8th Grade Algebra Teacher, Spring Branch Independent School District

Additional Funding for Your District

National Board Certified teachers will earn a Recognized designation on their Texas educator certificate and generate an annual allotment between $3-$9k for their district. Use the map below to see the exact funding allotment for your district and/or campus.

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