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  • National Board Certification

    National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was created to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.

    Birmingham City Schools is dedicated to supporting National Board Certified Teacher Candidates throughout the entire certification process. We are proud to have supported over 200 National Board Certified Teachers since 1997. National Board Certified Teachers earn an annual stipend of $5,000. Recently, the ALSDE approved an additional $5,000 stipend for National Board Certified Teachers who currently work in challenging, high poverty schools with 75% or greater Free and Reduced Lunch. National Board Certified Teachers holding the following certifications are eligible for the additional stipend.

    • Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
    • English as a New Language
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Career Technical Education