National University Demonstrates Excellence with One Quarter of National Board Certified Teachers

San Diego, Calif. – National University is proud to announce 26 percent of California teachers who recently achieved National Board Certification are National University alumni. The certificate is highly recognized in the nation and is sought after because of its reputation for quality, portability, potential earning power and ability for teachers to differentiate themselves from their peers.

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, students of teachers with this certification consistently show improved achievement compared to students of non-board certified teachers. Altogether, 250 California teachers earned the honor in 2007, including 66 National University alumni.

“National Board Certification is the most prestigious credential a teacher can earn. The process attracts and keeps quality teachers who help to enhance the standards of the educational system. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review,” said National Board for Professional Teaching Standards President and CEO Joeseph A. Aguerrebere.

The National Board Certification is a voluntary process, requiring a rigorous performance-based assessment that can take one to three years to complete. National University offers two programs for students to earn their certification, which support the university’s core values of access and life-long learning. California is among the top 10 states in the nation producing National Board Certified Teachers.

About National University
National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. Using its core values of quality, access, relevance, accelerated pace, affordability and community, National University continues to focus on making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of nontraditional students. Founded in 1971, National University is comprised of five schools — Business and Management; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Media and Communications — and the College of Letters and Sciences.

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