ABCTE to Host Orlando Teacher Recruitment Fair

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The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is hosting a teacher recruitment fair for professionals who want to change careers and teach in Florida. Attendees can meet ABCTE and local school representatives to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification using the Passport to Teaching program.

There are already 560 professionals and teachers on temporary certificates in Florida who have enrolled in ABCTE's Passport to Teaching program and 200 who have completed the program. Because the program is designed for busy professionals, it is affordable and flexible. We hope to see many more professionals who want to transition into teaching at the recruitment events

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is hosting a teacher recruitment fair for professionals who want to change careers and teach in Florida.

"There are already 560 professionals and teachers on temporary certificates in Florida who have enrolled in ABCTE's Passport to Teaching program and 200 who have completed the program. Because the program is designed for busy professionals, it is affordable and flexible. We hope to see many more professionals who want to transition into teaching at the recruitment events," said David W. Saba, president of ABCTE.

At the fair, attendees can meet ABCTE and local school representatives to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification using the Passport to Teaching program. For more information or to register to attend a free information session, visit http://www.abcte.org

Event Details:

  • Saturday, February 16, 2008
  • 10 am -2 pm (the last session begins at 1 pm)
  • Embassy Suites Orlando-Downtown 191 East Pine St. Orlando, FL, 32801

Candidates for Passport to Teaching must hold a bachelor's degree in any subject area, pass a background check, pass an examination in teaching knowledge and an examination in the subject area they want to teach. Candidates are not required to take additional college courses in order to earn a teaching certificate. ABCTE offers Passport to Teaching certification in elementary education, special education, English, math, general science, biology, physics and chemistry.

About ABCTE:
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence is non-profit organization, dedicated to recruiting, certifying and supporting excellent teachers essential for student success. ABCTE offers the Passport to Teaching program -an innovative alternative route to teacher certification for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to change careers and become teachers. ABCTE is currently developing Distinguished Teacher, an advanced credential for teachers who advance student learning. For more information about ABCTE, please visit http://www.abcte.org.

For more information, please contact:
Colleen Corliss, Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: Mobile: 202-415-6101 (media only)
E-mail: ccorliss @ abcte.org

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