MEA Sponsored National Board Certification Zoom Workshops 2020 – 2021

 Do you want to learn more about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards? All prospective candidates are invited to attend any session during the year to find out more about how MEA’s support providers can help you obtain your certification.

National Board Candidate Support Workshops These workshops are designed to give you the information and encouragement that you need to complete the National Board Certification process. Find out what is involved, the time commitments required and how to get assistance with fees.  The State of Maine will cover the cost of scholarships for National Board fees for candidates.  Connect with other Maine candidates as you engage in the National Board process, learn the difference between Teaching Standards and Content Standards and what “evidence” of accomplished teaching really means. Tips for establishing timelines, organizing the work, and accessing resources for candidate support will also be shared. Each workshop will have a different focus based on the needs of the candidates attending. You are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible to get the full benefit of working with this group of dedicated Maine teachers! Participants will also receive contact hours for each workshop attended.  Those who achieve certification are eligible for a $3,000 salary supplement provided by the state.  Those who teach in a high needs school (50% or more free and reduced rate lunch) will receive an additional $2,000 beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

National Board Certification Renewal Candidates
 If it is time for you to renew your certification, please join us and find out what the renewal process involves. Our Professional Learning Facilitators will help you make and execute a renewal plan that will meet your needs.


September 19, 2020

9:00 am – TBD pm

KICK OFF:  Online (Augusta,Bangor or South Portland)


October 24
November 14
January 23, 2021
February 27
April 10
May 1

9:00 am – 3:00 pm



**Please note that when you register, you are registering only for the Kick-Off Session.  Reminders will be sent prior to the next session for you to register.

Register for Augusta here.
Register for Bangor here.
Register for South Portland here.