The National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Illinois State University was established in 1999 as one of five national centers by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The NBRC shares resources nationally and has been a leader in building the Illinois program. The NBRC is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to the outstanding teaching provided by NBCTs.
The only resource center in the Midwest, the NBRC has built the capacity of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in growing the number of NBCTs in all regions of Illinois, as well as providing resources and information about the impact of NBCTs on student learning and aligning programs to the National Board’s Standards for accomplished teaching. The NBRC has worked in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education since 2002 to ensure that all Illinois educators have access to information, professional development, and support regarding National Board Certification.
While the NBRC is one of the leading voices for National Board Certification in Illinois, it has also gained a national reputation for excellence in providing services to teachers seeking National Board Certification. Educators all across the country access the NBRC website for high-quality training materials and information to develop their own local programs.
The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University:
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 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.