Board Certified Teachers Rise in Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says 222 Mississippi teachers achieved national board certification this year.

The board says that Mississippi ranked 13th nationwide in the number of teachers achieving board certification and eighth in the total number of certified teachers.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the certified teachers an "extraordinary group" who "demonstrated a commitment to taking their teaching practice and the teaching profession to a different level."

Mississippi showed a 3 percent increase in the number of teachers who achieved national board certification over last year.


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  • by Neko Location: Florida on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    You are both wrong! Any certification national or local just simply means you have a license to teach.It ,by no means, states you are "highly" qualified! If that were so,we wouldn't have the clueless teaching the clueless!!!! I worked as a temp. at a "black university" in Mississippi under a black Professor, He could not read proper cursive hand writing and would make you print everything??? How could he be a professor??? Again,clueless! Titles and jobs given away like water to the unfit minds. Pumping out the unfit students to work, causing national breakdown of our society!!!!!
  • by Crazy Location: Meridian on Dec 18, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    Yep... is like everything.. some can do some can not... But when you get your NBCT, you are very good and know what you are doing. it is like the nurse certification or any certification you go through.
  • by Mischa Location: Meridian on Dec 17, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    Anonymous.. You do not have a clue as to what you have posted. National Board Certified means that the teacher is HIGHLY QUALIFIED!! Being National Board Certified puts a teacher up to or maybe higher than a person who has a Specialist degree. The teacher can go to other states to teach and more than likely, will not have to apply for that state's teaching license. All teachers get their license after they have passed the Praxis. Some are hired on an emergency license, but most districts are shying away from that. Do some research before you try to post negative comments about teachers. We have a valuable job that gets harder to do every year. We are not appreciated and teachers have many hats to wear.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:52 PM
    so your saying all the college years teachers put in means they are clueless in knowing what they teach... or they were passed and never went to class.. shakes my head. more over most then are not Certified Teacher to test kids to pass this mass testing that is required.... unreal years ago to work on a car you need to have a ASE before your even hired amazing..
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