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What is National Board Certification?

Explore the What, Why, and How of National Board Certification here. Discover a process that many teachers feel is the most profound professional development of their career. Meet our California Accomplished Teaching Ambassadors to learn more about local opportunities throughout the state.

Celebrating our Newest NBCTs!

On February 8, 2020, we will celebrate our newest NBCTs with a lunch, pinning ceremony, and remarks from distinguished education leaders.


Candidate Support Program 2019-2020

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! Look over our Foundations course or join our candidate support. We offer two kinds: 

  1. Face-to-face attending sessions at Stanford;
  2. Online attending sessions remotely (see Online Candidate Support)

Instructional Leadership Corps

The Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) is a collaborative effort between the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the California Teachers Association (CTA). Its focus is building a statewide network of accomplished classroom teachers and other education leaders who support the implementation of schoolwide professional learning around the California Standards in ELA and Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Read more to learn about member-created resources available to use and about joining this effort. Watch this video  that shares the story of how a professional development model of teachers teaching teachers has taken root in Yuba City, CA.  Download our brochure. Read about the policy and research around the ILC from Learning Policy Institute.

Exploring National Board Certification

Join us for this free two-day exploration of the benefits and details of the National Board certification process. Discover why teachers say it transformed their practice. If you are thinking of pursuing certification you won't want to miss these two days!

Introductory Seminar Information

You can still join us this year, but now you can learn about National Board certification by watching our Presentation to review the details of the process. 

2019 Score Release- December 7, 2019

NBPTS has announced that scores will be released on December 7 at 12:00pm CST. Please make sure you can log into your National Board profile before that day! The NBRC wishes all candidates the best! As you wait for the scores, enjoy candidate and NBCT comments about the process.

Online Candidate Support

Wish you could join a cohort of accomplished teachers pursuing National Board certification? Live too far away to join one? The NBCR offers facilitated candidate support online. 

Renewal Support

Advance your professional growth by renewing your National Board certificate.  Join us to learn about this reflective process.

Exploring Teacher Leadership

Exploring Teacher Leadership: An Opportunity for Action

Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor Emeritus and CEO of LPI and Eric Heins, President of CTA gave the opening remarks about the new opportunities and need for teacher leadership within the changing landscape of our California education system. This is a unique and exciting time to be in education in California.  You can watch the live stream of the opening remarks  from 9:30-10:30 AM. Explore the resources connected with our breakout sessions: