Nurturing Teacher Leadership
Registration for SY 2021-23 NTL cohort is closed.
Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL), established in 1997, is the Chicago Teachers Union/Chicago Public Schools 2-year program of professional development and candidate support that prepares Chicago Public School teachers for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification, the highest credential a teacher can earn, providing them a $2,295 annual pensionable stipend.
Recruitment for the SY 2022-24 NTL cohort will begin in November 2021.
Need information about National Board Certification or our CTU/CPS candidate support program? Have your questions answered before our November NBC recruitment meeting (for participation in the next cohort) by filling out this form. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you!
Requirements for NTL Enrollment
- 3 years of teaching in your NBPTS certificate content area/developmental level with a valid ISBE professional educators license at an accredited school
- 3 years commitment to teaching in CPS beginning 2022/2023 school year
- 51 percent of your time teaching in the area in which you are seeking certification
Open to PAT or tenured teachers/counselors/librarians