American Board to hold sessions for online teacher certification

vgrooms@thesunnews.comApril 5, 2013 

The American Board will hold information sessions in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown for career-changers interested in earning their teacher certification online, according to a news release from the board, which is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

Sessions will be held in Georgetown on April 16 at Georgetown Library’s main branch, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and in Myrtle Beach at Chapin Memorial Library, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and May 21, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Local representatives will discuss the program and answer questions.

The American Board was founded in 2001 from a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is dedicated to recruiting and certifying local professionals to become teachers. The organization provides a pathway to educator licensure in 12 states, including South Carolina, that costs less than a college course and does not require going back to school. Those holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution are pre-qualified to start the American Board program, which provides classroom management and subject-area training for teachers to be successful.

The organization is authorized to certify S.C. educators in biology (7-12), chemistry (7-12), physics (7-12), mathematics (7-12) and English language arts (7-12). Local career-changers who aspire to run their own classrooms make excellent candidates for the American Board program, particularly if there is an identified need in their school for highly qualified teachers.

There will be a special program discount offered exclusively to event attendees. For more information, contact Jeni Rone, jrone@americanboard.org, or visit www.abcte.org.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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