Education Non-Profit to Host Information Sessions for Prospective Teachers in Arizona

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The Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation helps career changers and stay at home parents earn their teaching certification online.

Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation

The Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation will be hosting four information events across Arizona in the next month.

The Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation will be hosting four information events across Arizona in the next month. These sessions allow prospective students of the AZCTP to meet with a representative of the program, learn the various ways of certifying to teach in Arizona, and ask any questions about the program they may have. Sessions are held in local libraries, are open to the public, and are free.

As the country, and Arizona in particular, is facing an epic teacher shortage, the Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation aims to put local residents in the classroom with their online teacher certification program.

The Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation, known as the American Board nationwide, is a non-profit organization that helps prospective teachers earn their certification online. Anyone with a Bachelor’s degree that meets Arizona Department of Education requirements (can pass a background check, etc.) is eligible for the program. Students of the program have up to one year to study online for and pass the Professional Teaching Knowledge exam. The exam covers pedagogy and classroom management, and the average student completes the exam in 4-6 months. Then, the student will teach for one year while completing a mentorship program with an experienced educator in their school. After completing both components of the program and passing additional requirements per the Arizona Department of Education, the student will be eligible for an initial teacher license.

The program is used as an alternative to a second Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in education. The average student of the Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation is a career changer that wants to become a teacher but does not have the time or resources to spend 2-4 years in the classroom.

Upcoming Information Events:

February 22 – Sessions at 3:30 and 4:30pm (Choose One)
Knoles Elementary School – Room #1
4005 E. Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

February 25 - Sessions at 5:00 and 6:00pm (Choose One)
Mesquite Library
4525 Paradise Village Parkway North
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

February 26 – Sessions at 3:00 and 4:00pm (Choose One)
Prescott Public Library – Elsea Conference Room
215 East Goodwin Street
Prescott, Arizona 86303

March 23 – Sessions at 5:00 and 6:00pm (Choose One)
Yucca Library
5648 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85015

More information about the Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation can be found at http://www.azctp.org. All upcoming events can be found at http://www.azctp.org/events.

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