ABCTE to Host Teacher Recruitment Fairs in Tucson and Phoenix on Jan. 10 and 12

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ABCTE is hosting two teacher recruitment fairs for professionals who want to change careers and teach in a charter school in Tucson and Phoenix.

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is pleased to announce it is hosting two teacher recruitment fairs for professionals who want to change careers and teach in a charter school in Tucson and Phoenix.

At the session, attendees can meet ABCTE and local charter school representatives to discuss how they can prepare for the classroom using the Passport to Teaching program and obtain a job in a local charter school. ABCTE will offer special program savings to attendees, and attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a free Passport to Teaching enrollment. For more information or to register to attend a free information session, visit http://www.abcte.org .

Event Details:

Thursday, January 10, 2008
5, 6 & 7 pm
Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel
880 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ, 85719

Saturday, January 12, 2008
10:00 am -1:30 pm

Radisson Hotel Phoenix City Center
3600 N. 2nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85013

Designed specifically to break down the barriers that deter career-changers from pursuing teaching, Passport to Teaching allows individuals to prepare for the classroom 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, the Passport to Teaching program is available in English, elementary education, special education, math, general science, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. History and world history.

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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