National Board Support Program Information

The National Board Support Program at California State University, Fullerton, serves as a 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.

Services Offered

  • 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., NBCT Opens in new window , faculty in the College of Education, and Leslee Milch, M.A., NBCT, a local teacher, CSUF alumna, and faculty of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Along with Tara Barnhart, M.A., NBCT, Mark and Leslee are authors of  Understanding National Board Certification: A Guide For Candidates and Those Who Support Them. Opens in new window

Although email is the preferred means of communication, if you need to speak to someone about National Board support, please contact Mark Ellis at (657) 278-2745.

To sign up for our support program, please complete the sign up form Opens in new window . You may also download the CMTI flyer PDF File  for more information.