Education

Nationally Certified Teachers In the South

March 24, 2004 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Hoping to boost teacher quality, Southern states lead the nation in the number of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. These totals are as of Dec. 3, 2003.

Certificates Issued State Incentives for Teachers With NBPTS Certification**
Alabama 632 $5000 bonus upon initial certification. $5000 annually for the life of the certificate.
Arkansas 183 Initial bonus increased to $5000 by 2005. Annual bonus of $2000 for the life of the certificate.
Delaware 206 Annual bonus of 12 percent of the state portion of salary for the life of the certificate.
Florida 4,940 Annual bonus of 10 percent of the prior year’s average statewide salary for teachers for the life of the certificate.
Georgia 1,323 10 percent of the state portion of salary annually for the life of the certificate (calculated annually).
Kentucky 537 $2000 annually for the life of the certificate.
Louisiana 337 $5000 annually for the life of the certificate.
Maryland 334 State will provide matching funds, up to $2000, for the bonuses provided by local boards (Bonuses vary by school system.)
Mississippi 1,761 $6000 annually for the life of the certificate.
North Carolina 6,641 12 percent of the state portion of salary annually for the life of the certificate (calculated annually.)
Oklahoma 858 $5000 annually for the life of the certificate. Bonus will increase to $7000 when funding is available.
South Carolina 3,225 $2000 bonus upon initial certification. $7500 annually for the life of the certificate.
Tennessee 91 No monetary bonus provided by the state.
Texas 141 No monetary bonus provided by the state.
Virginia 552 $5000 bonus upon initial certification. $2500 annually for the life of the certificate.
West Virginia 151 $2500 annually for the life of the certificate.
SREB States 21,912
United States* 32,131

*Includes “others” (teachers who did not provide city of state information), teachers with multiple certificates, and those who are deceased.

**Bonuses and incentives in some states may be affected by the economy.

SOURCE: Southern Regional Education Board

Events

Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Chronic Teacher Shortage: Where Do We Go From Here?  
Join Peter DeWitt, Michael Fullan, and guests for expert insights into finding solutions for the teacher shortage.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Achievement Webinar
Mission Possible: Saving Time While Improving Student Outcomes
Learn how district leaders are maximizing instructional time and finding the best resources for student success through their MTSS framework.
Content provided by Panorama Education
Reading & Literacy K-12 Essentials Forum Writing and the Science of Reading
Join us for this free event as we highlight and discuss the intersection of reading and writing with Education Week reporters and expert guests.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: January 18, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Letter to the Editor EdWeek's Most-Read Letters of 2022
Here are this year’s top five Letters to the Editor.
1 min read
Education Week opinion letters submissions
Gwen Keraval for Education Week
Education In Their Own Words Withstanding Trauma, Leading With Honesty, and More: The Education Stories That Stuck With Us
Our journalists highlight why stories on the impact of trauma on schooling and the fallout of the political discourse on race matter to the field.
4 min read
Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP
Education In Their Own Words Masking, Miscarriages, and Mental Health: The Education Stories That Stuck With Us
Our reporters share the stories they wrote that rose above the fray—and why.
5 min read
Crystal Curtis and her son, Jordan Curtis, outside their home in Plano, Texas. Crystal, a healthcare professional whose son attends school in Plano talks about the challenges of ensuring quality schooling, her discomfort with the state and district’s rollback of mandatory masking, and the complications of raising a Black child in a suburban district as policies shift.
Crystal Curtis and her son, Jordan Curtis, outside their home in Plano, Texas. Crystal, a healthcare professional whose son attends school in Plano talks about the challenges of ensuring quality schooling, her discomfort with the state and district’s rollback of mandatory masking, and the complications of raising a Black child in a suburban district as policies shift.
Allison V. Smith for Education Week