National Board Support

Center for Maximizing Teacher Impact (CMTI)

Welcome to the National Board Support Program at California State University, Fullerton!

The National Board Support Program at California State University, Fullerton, serves as aNational Board Support Program Flyer regional focal point and resource provider for accomplished teaching in California. Based on widely accepted core propositions and standards developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the support program provides extensive support to teachers in their pursuit of National Board Certification. The program also provides support to schools and districts that seek to embed National Board processes into their program improvement efforts. The program aims to improve student learning through an emphasis on improving teaching quality.

We offer the following services:

  • comprehensive face-to-face support for teachers who are pursuing National Board Certification, both first-time, Advanced, TakeOne! and Renewal Candidates;
  • outreach services to inform teachers, administrators, and educational policy-makers about National Board Certification and TakeOne! and
  • leadership opportunities for National Board Certified Teachers.

Our service area includes Orange County, eastern Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County.

The National Board Support Program at CSU Fullerton is led by Mark Ellis, Ph.D., NBCTUnderstanding National Board Certification text image and Tara Barnhart, MA, NBCT, both faculty in the College of Education and trained Candidate Support Providers. Along with CSUF alumna, Leslle Milch, MA, NBCT, Mark and  Tara are co-authors of Understanding National Board Certification: A Guide For Candidates and Those Who Support Them.

Although email is the preferred means of communication, if you need to speak to someone about National Board support, please call Tara Barnhart at 657-278-3113.

To sign up for our support program, please complete the form below or contact Tara Barnhart.

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