Who We Are
A collection of National Board networks, the California National Board Collaborative (CNBC) is dedicated to developing accomplished teaching, offering opportunities for teacher leadership through support networks, events, and advocating on behalf of the teaching profession.
We partner with districts, county offices of ed, and higher ed institutions to promote accomplished teaching using the resources provided by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
Created by teachers, for teachers, the founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
- Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
- Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
- Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.
California networks offer professional development, face-to-face and online candidate support programs.