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Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification Professional Development

Candidate Support

Level I:
Pre-candidate Support
Introduction to the process and the candidacy experience (delivered on-site, by request)
Level II:
Candidate Support
Begins with an orientation at ESU; followed by individualized or small cohort support for the portfolio phase of the process delivered primarily on-site and/or by distance delivery; concluding with a workshop at ESU in the spring to help prepare teachers for the assessment center exercises phase of the process.
Level III:
Advanced Candidate Support
For those not initially certified; This phase has been expanded beyond individualized support and includes an advanced orientation at ESU, in January, including strategic planning work sessions, tips, and resources proven successful for prior advanced candidates.
Level IV:
Maintenance of
For NBCTs wanting to renew their initial 10-year certificate; as of December 2021, the success rate from the Great Plains Center is 99.5%. The Renewal Academy, established in 2004, is offered every year in the fall.
Level V:
Expanding NBCT Leadership in Kansas
Through collaborative development of resources to support accomplished teaching.