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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.

Renewal Support

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

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 three kinds: 

  1. Face-to-face attending sessions at Stanford;
  2. Online attending sessions remotely.  

Introductory Seminar Information

Our 2019 dates are available now! April 6 and June 1.  You can still join us this year, but now you can also learn about the process in 2019. If you're interested in learning about National Board Certification before then watch our Presentation to review the details of the process.  If you are a CTA member, register for Jump Start this summer!

Professional Learning Facilitator Training

Join us to become a trained National Board Professional Learning facilitator! Our training is June 27-29, 2019. This year, our course will only be available online in order to make the cost more affordable. 

Instructional Leadership Corps News

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.

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!

Celebrating our Newest NBCTs!

On March 9, 2019, we will celebrate our newest NBCTs with a lunch, pinning ceremony, and remarks from distinguished education leaders.

Watch live this Saturday at 12:30!

2018 Score Release!

NBPTS has announced that scores will be released on December 1, 2018.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.

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: