Amy Thompson, MAT Program Coordinator and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, was recently awarded an $18,000 grant to host a National Board support site. Held on the UCA campus, the National Board support site is for initial candidates, advanced candidates, and renewal candidates. Meeting on Saturdays, teachers from all over the state come together to work towards this prestigious certification. This year, UCA has the pleasure of hosting 25 initial candidates, 13 advanced candidates, and 12 renewal candidates. Mrs. Marilyn Friga and Mrs. Mara Cawein, Clinical Instructor II’s in the Department of Teaching and Learning, assist with the site.
National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education. It provides numerous benefits to teachers, students, and schools (boardcertifiedteachers.org). More than 100,000 teachers have chosen to pursue National Board Certification.