Encourage an outstanding teacher or counselor to become a
National Board Certified Teacher
National Board Certification offers a way for accomplished teachers to be assessed and recognized, and a way for parents to know their child’s teacher has met high and rigorous standards. The single most important action the nation can take to improve schools is to strengthen teaching. NBPTS develops high and rigorous standards for accomplished teachers and 100,000 teachers across the country and 5,152 teachers in Illinois have demonstrated that they meet those standards by achieving National Board Certification.
National Board Certified Teachers are among the nation’s most effective teachers who have demonstrated that they meet the highest teaching standards.
The NBPTS certification process takes from one to three years to complete. Throughout this period, candidates:
· Analyze and reflect on student learning based on small and large group work with students that is supported by video recordings of classroom teaching.
· Analyze and reflect on student learning using student work samples.
· Document accomplishments of working with families and the community, colleagues and the profession and evidence of how that work impacts student learning.
· Respond to online assessment exercises that demonstrate subject-matter expertise.
The Illinois State Board of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 Spring Window for the Illinois $2,000 NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy. The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University will process applications for eligible Illinois teachers. Funding is limited to 500 candidates at this time. Please invite an outstanding teacher or counselor to become a National Board Certified Teacher by forwarding this message to them and adding a personal note of encouragement. You can also send an electronic invitation by completing the online nomination form.
The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University assists candidates in finding support while going through the National Board process.
The Resource Center provides the following support to candidates free of charge:
1. Face to face cohorts- organized around larger groups of candidates (6 or more) throughout the state.
2. Virtual cohorts-online support for candidates in areas of the state where there are low numbers of candidates.
Candidates can also receive support through:
1. NBPTS support provided through school districts.
University coursework designated for NBPTS.