Maryland has 207 new Nationally Board Certified Teachers, the highest teaching credential in the nation, and 45 of them are from Anne Arundel County.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has now certified 2,421 Maryland teachers with the profession’s top recognition. This year’s total was 9th among states, and Maryland’s overall total ranks 13th in the nation. Over the past five years, Maryland’s number of Nationally Board Certified Teachers has more than doubled, one of just 11 states to grow at that rate.
“National Board Certificated Teachers are educators at the top of our profession,” said State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery. “Completing this rigorous program signifies that these teachers are committed to their classrooms and their students.”