Teacher Recruitment Events in Philadelphia and Allentown – January 9 & 10

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Program seeks career changers to teach.

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is hosting a "Become a Teacher" information sessions for professionals who want to change careers and teach in Philadelphia and Allentown.

At the session, attendees can meet ABCTE representatives to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification with the state-approved Passport to Teaching program. ABCTE will also offer program savings to attendees. For more information or to register to attend a free information session, visit http://www.abcte.org .

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
6 & 7 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport
1787-B Airport Rd.
Allentown, PA, 18109

Thursday, January 10, 2008
6 & 7 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street Room 106A
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Designed specifically to break down the barriers that deter career-changers from pursuing teaching, Passport to Teaching allows individuals to prepare for certification on their own time and at their own pace, using preparation materials available from a variety of sources. Candidates for Passport to Teaching certification must hold a bachelor's degree, demonstrate mastery on examinations of subject area and professional teaching knowledge and pass a federal background check.

Currently, Passport to Teaching certification is available in English, elementary education and math in Pennsylvania. All teachers who earn state certification are recognized as highly qualified to teach according to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

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: 202-261-2636, Mobile: 202-415-6101 (media only)
E-mail: ccorliss @ abcte.org

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