National Board for Professional Teaching Standards president visits KSU

Betty Castor‚ president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will speak…

Georgia (Sep 16, 2002) — National Board for Professional Teaching Standards president visits KSU

Karen Kennedy

Abstract

Betty Castor‚ president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will speak at Kennesaw State University Wednesday‚ Sept. 18‚ on the importance of achieving national board certification for the success of students in Georgia.



Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes announced two years ago a goal of 1‚000 national board certified teachers for Georgia by 2004. This initiative is so important to the state‚ that funds were set aside to help teachers pay for certification and a 10 percent increase in base pay is awarded to teachers who achieve this difficult and vital goal. Currently Georgia has more than 420 teachers holding national board certification‚ with 800 teachers having been through the process last year and now awaiting test scores. National board certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession.



Castor will visit the Georgia Teacher Center‚ housed on the KSU campus‚ and will address college and university level teaching faculty and public education teachers from around the state on the impact national board certification has on teacher quality and improved student learning.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 15‚500 from 118 countries‚ offers 55 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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