Information Event for Prospective Teachers to Take Place in Boise, Idaho

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Education non-profit the American Board hopes to combat Idaho’s teacher shortage

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The American Board Idaho Spring Information Event Saturday, March 19 at 11am and 1pm (Choose One) The Boise Public Library – William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium 715 S. Capitol Boulevard Boise, Idaho 83702

Like most states in America, Idaho is facing a massive teacher shortage, with some counties reporting over 50 open jobs currently. A nationwide education non-profit intends to help with their alternative teacher certification program.

The American Board, also known as the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence, has been in the state of Idaho since 2003, certifying over 1,550 educators in the gem state. The non-profit offers an online self-paced, self-study program that allows anyone with a Bachelor’s degree to earn their teaching certification. Often used by middle-aged professionals ready for a new career, the program takes up to one year to complete, with the average student completing in 7-10 months. The program’s certification is used in lieu of a degree in education by the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE). Students are able to certify in biology, chemistry, elementary education, English language arts, general science, history, mathematics, physics, and special education with the American Board.

The American Board will be hosting two information sessions back to back on Saturday, March 19 at the Boise Public Library. This is only event the non-profit will be holding in Idaho this year, so all prospective teachers across the state are encouraged to attend. Early arrival is recommended as there are only 200 seats in the auditorium.

The American Board Idaho Spring Information Event
Saturday, March 19 at 11am and 1pm (Choose One)
The Boise Public Library – William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium
715 S. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83702

Those interested in the event can learn more about the American Board at http://www.americanboard.org or by calling 1-877-669-2228 (Option 1). Event attendees will receive an exclusive discount on their American Board enrollment.

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