Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

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Professional Development

Many California districts leverage National Board certification as a way to invest in teachers, and strengthen teachers’ ability to address areas of greatest need using the research-proven approach of National Board Standards. When teachers use the National Board resources, they are directly addressing California Standards for the Teaching Profession, as both standards are tightly aligned.

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NBCTs are in high demand to help guide decisions, support accomplished teaching, and drive education reform efforts. NBCTs can offer their invaluable experience while working as network support providers, mentoring new candidates, and presenting at conferences that showcase teacher leadership opportunities.

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What We Do: The California National Board Collaborative

We help teachers and administrators learn about ways to leverage National Board certification to advance professional practice and promote accomplished teaching in schools.

When teachers gather together to support each other through the rigorous process of National Board certification, high-level professional development happens. California has face-to-face and online candidate support programs. Read what teachers say about the process.

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Get Started: Contact an Ambassador

Contact our Ambassadors with questions about teacher development opportunities like Jumpstart and National Board candidate support.

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