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The National Board Resource Center is located at Stanford University and operates under the direction and support of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Our primary mission is to offer support to educational systems and teachers around National Board certification, one of the most widely-recognized and important milestones for a professional educator in the US. We especially seek to open access for candidates who are often underserved in the teaching profession, including teachers of color and teachers working in low-income and/or rural communities. 

Virtual Professional Learning Facilitator Training

Workshop sessions for facilitators who support National Board candidates or are building support programs. All are welcome- even if you are brand new to the certification process!

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Online Candidate Support Program

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! Our fully online program brings together educators from across the country for whole group and smaller, certificate area sessions. We welcome candidates from all certificate areas and geographies, and no application is required. 

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Maintenance of Certification Support

Advance your professional growth by renewing your National Board certificate through the Maintenance of Certification process. Join us to learn about the MOC requirements and build community with other candidates. 

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Attend an Informational Session

We will offer virtual information sessions about the National Board Certification process and the Stanford NBRC support programs on  August 29 and Sept 7 at 5pm Pacific Time. All sessions will be the same, so there is no need to register for more than one. 

What is National Board Certification?

Explore the WhatWhy, and How of National Board Certification here. Discover a process that many teachers feel is the most profound professional development of their career. 

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The California Teachers Association and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford are partnering to launch a fully-funded cohort of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) teachers in California who are pursuing National Board Certification. 

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