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Non-profit teaching certification program ABCTE visits Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania in January for information sessions and offers a $150 discount on enrollment during January. Online information sessions are also available for other parts of the country through abcte.org.

The free trial is a great way for someone to sample the program before they enroll.

The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) visits Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania in January for live information sessions on its online teaching certification program, while holding webinars on its website for those in other parts of the country.

The in-person and online events—designed for anyone interested in changing careers to become a teacher—are taking place in conjunction with a special New Year’s promotion that offers a $150 discount on the ABCTE program.

“The start of the new year is the great time for people to take the first step toward their dream of having a classroom of their own. We offer this discount in January as a way to help people get started toward that goal,” said ABCTE COO Bonnie Zuckerman. “The information sessions, whether people attend the in-person or the online version, allow aspiring teachers to learn more about our certification program so they can determine if it’s right for them.”

Those interested in receiving $150 off the cost of ABCTE certification, can use the discount code NewYears150 in the shopping cart on abcte.org. The program normally costs $975 ($825 with this promotion). For those looking for financial flexibility, ABCTE offers an installment plan that spreads payments out over several months.

ABCTE also offers a free one week trial, giving anyone access to the entire program before they commit to enrolling. “Deciding to change careers to become a teacher is a big step. We want people to be sure of what they’re getting into and to have the opportunity to see all the resources they get through ABCTE, prior to spending any money,” says Zuckerman. “The free trial is a great way for someone to sample the program before they enroll.”

During January, ABCTE visits Pittsburgh (1/5/09), Harrisburg (1/6), Allentown (1/7) and Philadelphia, PA (1/9); Joplin (1/12), Springfield (1/13), Columbia (1/14) and St. Louis, MO (1/16); Tulsa (1/20), Muskogee (1/21) and Oklahoma City, OK (1/23); and Idaho Falls (1/26), Twin Falls (1/27), Nampa (1/28) and Boise, ID (1/30). Anyone who would like to register for these events or the online information sessions should visit http://www.abcte.org/teach/events. Those who attend the events and enroll on the spot are eligible for additional discounts.

To-date, ABCTE has issued over 2,000 teaching certifications, with a focus on mid-career professionals. ABCTE offers certification in ten subjects including the high-need areas of math, science and special education. The program is currently accepted by nine states for public schools: Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Utah. Many charter schools and private schools in other parts of the country also accept ABCTE certification.

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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 accepted in nine states and offers an innovative teacher preparation and certification program for highly knowledgeable individuals who want to change careers and become teachers.

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