ABCTE to Host Teacher Recruitment Events in Missouri

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There are already more than 260 professionals in Missouri who are currently enrolled in ABCTE's certification 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 teacher recruitment events for professionals who want to change careers and teach in Missouri. The events will be held in St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City.

"There are already more than 260 professionals in Missouri who are currently enrolled in ABCTE's certification 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 sessions, attendees can meet ABCTE representatives to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification. For more information or to register to attend a free information session, visit http://www.abcte.org/teach/events

Event Details:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
5:30 to 8:30 pm
St. Ann Community Center
#1 Community Center Drive
St. Ann, MO 63074

Thursday, August 7, 2008
5:30 to 8:30 pm
Shrewsbury City Center
(Room #1)
5200 Shrewsbury Ave
Shrewsbury, MO 63119

Saturday, August 9, 2008
10am to 2pm
Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel
800 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101

Thursday, August 21, 2008
5:30 to 8:30 pm
University Plaza Hotel
and Convention Center
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806

Saturday, August 23, 2008
10am to 2pm
Hickman Mills C1 School District
Ruskin High School
7000 E. 111th St.
Kansas City, MO 64134

Candidates for ABCTE certification must hold a bachelor's degree in any subject area, pass a background check, and 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 certification in English, history, math, general science, biology, physics and chemistry.

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence is a non-profit organization, dedicated to recruiting, preparing, certifying and supporting dedicated professionals to improve student achievement through quality teaching. ABCTE is an innovative teacher preparation and certification program for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to change careers and become teachers. For more information about ABCTE, please visit http://www.abcte.org. For more information about ABCTE, please visit http://www.abcte.org

For more information, please contact:
Amber Canidy, Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 202-263-8303, Mobile: 202-725-0657 (media only)
E-mail: acanidy @ abcte.org

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