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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

  Announcements  (2/11/15)

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) (12/30/14)

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014!!
    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has announced 205 new NBCTs in Illinois. For additional National Board statistics and information about Illinois please visit the NBPTS website.
  • Message from the State Superintendent to the Class of 2014 NBCTs! (1/15)
  • Congratulations to the 100 newly renewed NBCTs from Illinois! (12/30/14)

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FY2013 NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy  (12/30/14)

The FY2014 Window for the Illinois NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy will reopen in Spring, 2015. Please continue to monitor the following websites for updates.

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Illinois National Board Support (7/1/14)

Illinois is pleased to announce that the Illinois State Board of Education has renewed the contractual agreement for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Program for 2014-2015. The contractor is the National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University (NBRC) directed by Debra Kasperski, NBCT. The work is aligned to deliver services to support candidates in targeted schools. Educators seeking information on Illinois NBPTS candidacy support or NBCT Mentoring/Professional Development support should visit the following websites for updates:

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Illinois National Board Licensure Renewal Information(1/26/15)

  1. How many PD hours do these NBCTs log for completing the NB renewal? Do they need the PD Evidence forms from a PD provider or is there something already on ELIS for completing NBPTS?
  2. Updated information coming soon!

  3. What happens when they achieve NBPTS the second time? How is this information entered into ELIS?
  4. Updated information coming soon!

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