American Board Teams With Military.com to Promote Teacher Certification; The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and Military.com to Provide Teacher Certification Information to Military Personnel
By: Military Advantage, Inc.
Source: Military Advantage, Inc.
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence has teamed with Military.com, the largest online military destination, to provide information about teaching careers.
With America facing a need for more than 2 million new teachers over the next 10 years, the American Board will write columns, offer suggestions, and provide special offers to Military.com members who are interested in pursuing careers as certified teachers. Military.com has over 4 million members and received over 5.7 million monthly unique visitors in April 2005 (Source: Media Metrics).
The American Board's Passport to Teaching certification is a respected, cost-effective and time-efficient process. Individuals with bachelor's degrees can earn certification by demonstrating mastering on subject area and professional teaching knowledge examinations. Passport to Teaching's individualized preparation process is ideal for transitioning members of the military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, military retirees and military spouses.
Military.com members can prepare for their certification at home or on base using preparation materials available from a variety of sources. No college courses are required unless the certification candidate chooses to participate in them for preparation purposes.
"We look forward to working with the American Board to provide new and timely information to our members about teaching careers," said Military.com Founder and President Christopher Michel. "We applaud the American Board for developing a program that provides a feasible and attractive option for transitioning military personnel to earn their teacher certification and continue their service to America."
"This is a new twist on the 'we want you' effort that military personnel are so familiar with," said American Board President Dr. Kathleen Madigan. "Now, it is America's classrooms who need the knowledge, skills, and experience of Military.com members."
Teachers certified through Passport to Teaching are considered "highly qualified" according to the No Child Left Behind Act. The states of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Idaho, Utah, and Florida accept Passport to Teaching as a route to full teacher certification.
For more information, call 1-877-NOW-ABCTE or visit www.abcte.org or www.Military.com/teaching to obtain a free Introduction Kit.
About the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (www.abcte.org) was created in 2001 to address the need for a highly qualified teacher in every American classroom. The American Board offers the rigorous, five-step Passport to Teaching(SM) certification process for knowledgeable and passionate individuals entering the teaching field. Passport to Teaching offers individualized learning plans for teaching candidates to complement the knowledge and skills they have obtained through previous work experience.
The American Board is also developing a Master Teacher(SM) certification to recognize current teachers who significantly advance student achievement. Master Teacher should be available in 2006.
The American Board is recognized as an approved provider of teacher certification in the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Founded in 1999, Military Advantage, Inc. owns and operates Military.com, the largest online military destination serving 4 million members, including active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. Military.com is a free resource enabling the 30 million Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. Military Advantage develops efficient affinity marketing and communications programs for government agencies and companies serving this market. Military Advantage is a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, Inc., the parent company of Monster, the leading global careers property. More information on the company is available at www.military.com.
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