The Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) is
currently preparing for the 2007-2008 application
process. Each year, the LDE awards a $2,000 subsidy
($1,150 federal subsidy + $850 state subsidy) to
candidates to assist them in their NBC efforts.
Candidates who receive the subsidy are chosen
through a selection process in which applications
and applicant essays are ranked. If selected,
candidates receive the $2,000 subsidy and candidate
support through mentoring and support meetings.
Currently in the spring of each year, the Department
schedules recruitment meetings for the NBC process.
To be eligible for the subsidy and to begin the
subsidy application process, interested individuals
must attend one of these meetings. If
interested in participating in the 2007-2008 NBC
process and in applying for the federal and
state subsidy, please visit the
Coursewhere site in early spring,
register and attend a recruitment meeting scheduled
LA Department of Education website for
Funding Available for Retake Candidates
Currently the state of Louisiana does not
provide funds for retake candidates.
Many organizations provide scholarships to
prospective candidates who are pursuing their
National Board Certification. For more
information and for a list of available scholarships
that may suit your needs please visit the National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION PAGE.
State of Louisiana Funding
Legislation provides eligible National Board
Certified Teachers with a $5,000 per year stipend
for the 10-year life of the certificate. In
addition, eligible teachers certified by the
National Board who subsequently move into
administrative positions in the public school
district will also receive the stipend.
From time to time the Washington Parish School
system or local businesses within our area offer
various programs, financial support and incentives
for National Board Certification. Please
contact the Washington Parish School District office
at 985-839-3436 for more information.