Teacher graduates rank in top 20 to receive certification
Illinois State ranked among the top 20 institutions in the nation last year for education graduates who received a special certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is considered “the gold standard” for teaching excellence. Illinois State ranked 12th in the nation in 2011, with 58 teachers earning the acclaimed NBPTS certification.
“We believe we have the best educator preparation programs in the nation,” College of Education Dean Deborah Curtis said. “National Board Certification is one among the innumerable ways our alumni commit to lifelong learning. We are tremendously proud of the accomplishments of our alumni.”