Before paying a large sum of money to start the National Board process, one needs to understand the amount of work and the amount of time involved. It is not a decision to take lightly. It is a difficult and time consuming task.
Of course the answer to the question “What courses do I need to take to become a Social Studies teacher?" depends on a number of factors. Potential teachers pursuing a Master’s Degree and their teacher’s certification will face a longer list of requirements than those looking to only get certified.