The National Board Resource Center (NBRC) is located at Stanford University and operates under the direction of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Its primary mission is to offer support to educational systems and teachers around National Board certification, promote teacher leadership, and improve the quality of teaching in California schools. Its successful support program is staffed by Board-certified teachers and is open to all teachers interested in high-quality collaboration and professional development, as well as candidates working towards certification. The NBRC helps teachers and administrators learn about ways to use National Board certification to advance professional practice and promote teaching quality in schools by providing information and support at its sessions at Stanford and through related outreach throughout the state.
The NBRC at Stanford provides information about National Board certification, offers candidacy support, and advocates for advancing quality teaching through certification.
- Introductory Seminars—Throughout the Spring and Summer, the NBRC offers Introductory Seminars so educators can learn more about National Board certification process.
- Candidate Support Program—The support group offers teachers an opportunity to collaborate with National Board Certified Teachers and other National Board candidates while completing their components.