National Board Certification

Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin recognize the importance of quality teaching and promote the professional development of math and science teachers in New Mexico. A National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies report affirms many of the positive findings of other research into the affects of National Board Certification. According to the rigorous and comprehensive report, the National Board for Professional Teach Standards (NBPTS) have had a positive impact on student achievement, teacher retention, and professional development. Certifications are available in mathematics (Early Adolescence, Adolescence and Young Adulthood) and science (Early Adolescence, Adolescence and Young Adulthood). Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Candidate Class and Assessment Camp and to utilize a Candidate Support Provider. These services are currently provided by the Albuquerque Federation of Teachers and other organizations around New Mexico.


Sandia provides the following assistance to National Board candidates who are pursuing certifications in math or science and are currently teaching in New Mexico:

  • $200 reimbursement to the candidate upon successful completion of each module. Candidates are eligible to receive up to $800.00 reimbursement of the certification costs.

Submit the following information to Laurie Bergemann, (505) 284-5204, ljberge@sandia.gov

  • Candidate Number
  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Current teaching position
  • School
  • Notificiation/Evidence of Passing the module (for reimbursement*)

*Reimbursement requests must be made within four (4) weeks of notification of passing the module.