WCE National Board Certified Teachers Support ProgramPhoto of Watson School



Contact Information
Somer Lewis
Teacher-in-Residence
910-962-7669

National Board Certified
Teacher Support
Watson College of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

National Board Certification Support Program

The Watson College of Education National Board Certification Support Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington began in 2001 and continues to be a valuable resource for participants throughout the 2013-2014 certification cycle. Activities and delivery sequence are structured to provide intensive support for all candidates and to address the changes implemented each year by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Currently, support sessions are offered for initial, advanced and renewal candidates. The support program also hosts pre-candidacy workshops, offers Candidate Support Provider Training, and promotes a self-guided workbook for support. 

The goals of this program are:

  1. To link university faculty and public school educators in providing on-going support to southeast North Carolina educators seeking professional renewal and recognition
  2. To provide information, support, and facilitated work sessions for National Board Certification Candidates
  3. To engage National Board Certified Teachers and Watson College of Education Faculty in providing support, resources, and feedback during the process
  4. To provide sustained electronic support, for the duration of the National Board Certification process
  5. To create a foundation of stakeholders that will construct and maintain a supportive environment for National Board Candidacy

Over the last ten years the Watson College of Education National Board Certification Support Program has served over 1,000 educators in various capacities across the state of North Carolina.