Beginning Teacher Development & Support
National Board Support Program

​​​​​​​​National Board Certification is a rigorous, voluntary certification for teachers, school counselors, and media specialists.  North Carolina currently leads the nation in the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is fourth in the country in the number of educators who have achieved National Board Certification.  CMS offers a support program for employees engaged in pursuit of National Board Certification.  Interested employees are encouraged to explore our support program resources​. (opens in a new window)


The vision of the Teacher Professional Development Department
is that every CMS student has a highly effective teacher. 
 Our mission is to improve teaching and learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools through research-based professional learning that is aligned with the district's strategic goals.