The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University was established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 1999. It is one of five centers charged with advancing teacher quality and student learning through National Board Certification. The National Board Resource Center:
Promotes the use of the National Board Standards as a professional development tool and lever for teachers to improve their teaching.
Supports diverse groups of teacher candidates seeking National Board Certification as Take One! participants and first-time, retake, and renewal candidates.
Builds the capacity of NBCTs to improve teaching and learning through mentoring and facilitating professional development in their respective schools and districts.
Partners with universities to align courses and degree programs with National Board Standards.