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MAT in National Board Certified Teacher Leadership

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Specialization in National Board Certified Teacher Leadership

The National Board Certification, also known as the NBCT is one of the most revered professional certifications today. The NBCT was implemented to give teachers their due recognition and provide additional benefits as well. The NBCT Specialization engages teachers in the preparation and submission of the NBPTS portfolio in any one of 24 certificate areas (as defined by the NBPTS organization (

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Required Courses (4 courses; 18 quarter units)

Core Requisite(s):

(NBC 639 is the capstone course and replaces the general MAT 640 required for the Master of Arts in Teaching.) (please see core requirements)

EDT 612Meaningful Learning w/ Tech.
MAT 641Education & Social Pluralism
MAT 642Program Design
MAT 643Models of Teaching
MAT 644Foundations of Curriculum
MAT 640
NBC 639
MAT 655
Applications of Research
Leadership Portfolio
Leadership Impact Seminar
NBC 680
NBCX 1201X
Quality Teaching and Learning
NBC 681Membership in Learning Communi
NBC 682Videotape Analysis
NBC 683Student Work and Assessments

Degree Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on student learning through a systematic study and reflection of one’s own teaching practices.
  • Demonstrate continuous growth in effective instructional practices and leadership through evidence of contributions to purposefully formed collaborative learning communities.
  • Integrate fairness, equity, and access in designing strategies to meet diverse student learning.
  • Apply learning theories, methodologies, and assessments to manage, monitor, and engage student learning.
  • Integrate information literacy skills to inform professional teaching practices and future instruction.


The five-course NBCT sequence is designed to meet the needs of several groups of teachers:

  • Those who want to improve their teaching and prepare themselves to achieve National Board Certification now or sometime during their career.
  • Those who are active NBCT candidates and want to earn graduate level credit as they develop the required portfolio in response to NBPTS submission guidelines.
  • Those who have achieved NBCT and want to earn graduate credit as they develop an NBCT Leadership Portfolio.
  • New teachers who want to experience the NBCT portfolio process in advance of submitting for full candidacy to the NBPTS.

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  • TEACH Grant Eligible
    (Up to $5,000)
  • Course Length
    4 weeks
  • Total Program Credits
    45 quarter units
  • Transfer Credits
    Up to 12 quarter credits
  • Accelerated 13 month program

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