National Board Certification is the most rigorous, coveted and respected professional certification available in education.

The Foundation understands the importance of NBCTs advancing student achievement. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $475. This amount covers one component. Candidates are responsible for the $75 application fee that is to be paid online for each assessment cycle. In addition, Shelby County Schools Professional Development Department will pay for 3 days of professional leave for the purpose of preparing and completing the certification process.

The Education Foundation also supports the annual Shelby County Schools National Board Conference, the candidate support program for ANY Shelby County Schools employee seeking certification, and the upcoming NBCT Summer Workshop.