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Remembering Ron Thorpe

The National Board mourns the passing of our president and CEO, Ron Thorpe.

Research on National Board Certification and Student Achievement
Advancing Student Achievement

A decade’s worth of research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers.

NBCT Certification Day 2014
Over 110,000 NBCTs strong

In 2014, more than 4,100 teachers achieved Board certification. How did your state rank? Get the latest facts and stats on NBCTs nationwide.

National Board blog on education from curriculum to policy
What's on the blog?

We're thrilled to introduce our new and improved blog, The Standard!  Read blog posts from ‪NBCTs‬ on a variety of topics from curriculum to policy:

Picturing Accomplished Practice

Announcing an interactive look inside the classrooms of NBCTs! With a case library of video and written commentary, ATLAS is the ideal teacher prep and professional learning resource.

Five Core Propositions
Five Core Propositions

The Five Core Propositions set forth the profession's vision for accomplished teaching and form the foundation for National Board Certification.

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Get Certified

Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession's mark of accomplished teaching. Interested in becoming a candidate? Start your journey today at boardcertifiedteachers.org.


T&L Conference 2015


Teaching & Learning 2015 brought thousands of educators together with the nation’s leading policymakers, game-changers and innovaters in PreK-12. The conference was held in D.C. on March 13-14, 2015.

Teach to Lead

Teach to Lead Initiative

Teach to Lead is working to expand opportunities for teacher leadership as a way to improve outcomes for students. Head over to teachtolead.org to learn how to share your ideas in our online community and participate in upcoming summits!

ARLINGTON, VA—July 1, 2015 — An education leader who called for elevating teaching to the ranks of esteemed professions such as medicine and...

National Board Partners with Mississippi Department of Education to Boost Early Literacy Instruction for Mississippi’s K-3 Students...