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Mon, Feb 27, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Informational Meeting

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Attend one of our Invitational Recruitment Meetings to learn about pursuing National Board Certification (NBC), Illinois Master Teacher Certification, how you can earn an annual pay increase and how the CTU Quest Center can support CPS teachers through the National Board Certification process. Applications are now being taken for the 2011-12 school year. Register for the next meeting with the form below. Call or e-mail Lynn Cherkasky-Davis at 312-329-6274, for further information about NBC or NTL.


  • Three years teaching at current certificate level
  • Two years commitment to teaching in CPS after certification
  • Fifty-one percent of your time teaching in the National Board Certificate area in which you are seeking certification

Certificates Supported:

  • Early Childhood/Generalist (ages 3-8)
  • Middle Childhood/Generalist (ages 7-12)
  • Early and Middle Childhood/Art, English as a New Language, Music, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts and Physical Education (ages 3-12)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Library Media and School Counseling (ages 3-18)
  • Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist (ages birth to 21+)
  • Early Adolescence/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies/History (ages 11-15)
  • Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Art, Career and Technical Education, English as a New Language, Health, Music, Physical Education, and World Languages other than English (ages 11-18)
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies-History (ages 14-18)

NTL Benefits:

  • $1,750 yearly pensionable salary increase
  • 96 percent success rate
  • Twelve CPS lane placement credits
  • Twenty-one graduate credits
  • Optional program for Masters Degrees in Teacher Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction
  • National Board Certified Teacher mentors
  • Rigorous professional development
  • 13 year proven track record
  • Three funded professional leave days
  • Meets ISBE Recertification requirement
  • Illinois Master Certificate (good for 10 years)
  • Paid Teacher Leadership opportunities available
  • Computer lab access 24/7
  • Nationally acclaimed support program

Transportation: Brown Line comes into the 2nd floor of the Merchandise Mart 
Parking: Parking at the MartParc garage, corner of Kinzie and Wells, is $10.00 after 3:00 p.m. 

Event Location

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60654-1016

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