Currently, Illinois ranks sixth in the nation for the total number of National Board Certified Teachers. In Illinois, this is the only way to achieve 10-year Master Teacher Certification. And, with new teacher evaluation procedures on the horizon, it's a great way to get prepared for whatever "the next big thing" turns out to be!
Additionally, this year the State of Illinois will pay $2,000 toward the total cost of candidacy ($2,565). Their funding is limited, so it's time to visit their Web site to find out more and apply early! Fee waiver requests are due May 15!