Many teachers and counselors have inquired about the availability of funding for the Illinois NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy. In a recent email from Deb Kasperki, Director of the National Board Resource Center at Illinois State, it is not to late to apply.
The $2,000 Candidate Fee Subsidy is in the final year so it is important that all teachers and counselors wishing to become National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
To learn more about NBPTS, teachers and counselors should go to The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - http://www.nbpts.org/
To apply for the Illinois NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy, teachers and counselors should go to The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University - http://www.nbrc.illinoisstate.edu/
The application and instructions will be accessible until June 15, 2011 OR until 933 Illinois First-Time Candidates have been approved.
For information and updates regarding the NBPTS Stipends, please go to http://www.isbe.net/profprep/nbpts.htm. This office is the candidate support provider and does not handle NBCT stipends.
Questions? Contact Sara Oehlert (soehlert) or Amy Lund (alund)