• National Board Certification

    Albert Shanker Grant for National Board Certification Fees ($2,500)

    I am pleased to announce that the new Online NYS Albert Shanker Grant Program application is now available. Please see our Web site at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/albertshanker.html to view the updated information page and the online application.

    I know this has been a long time coming, but I think that it will be worth the wait. The new application will cut out the all of the time spent dealing with incomplete applications and problems finding applicants in the teacher certification database.

    I encourage all of you to forward this link out to all of your contacts so that the regional people are aware of the news.

    As with anything new, there may be some initial problems. Please do not hesitate to email me if you hear of any issues with the application.

    Thank you all for your patience and support.


    Deborah Horton
    Processing Manager

    Shanker Grant/NBPTS Administrator
    Office of Teaching Initiatives


     National Board Certification is undergoing a change starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

    Take One will no longer be offered and not applicable to National Board Certification. 

    For more information about National Board Certification please visit the site of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards at: http://www.nbpts.org