Thursday, February 28, 2013


The organization is seeking local career-changers to bring their passion and dedication to local classrooms in need!

The American Board, an education 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is hosting a series of events in Arco and Bellevue about an opportunity for local career changers. The American Board offers a state-sanctioned route to professional educator licensure through an innovative, online teacher certification program designed for professionals without education studies backgrounds. Those who possess a Bachelor’s degree in their respective fields and a desire to become a teacher are encouraged to attend to find out how they can bring their passion and dedication to the classrooms that need them most.
As a teacher, one has the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community while building a rewarding, new career. In Idaho alone, there are reported teacher shortages in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Special Education, all of which The American Board is capable of certifying. With an average age of 39, American Board candidates are highly invested in their communities, which may account for the 85% retention rate of American Board teachers over their first three years, compared to 67% nationwide. Additionally, 95% of surveyed principals rated American Board teachers to be as effective or more effective than their peers.
There will be free information sessions about the American Board teacher certification program throughout the month of March. Interested parties should visit to register in advance, as space is limited. Contact:, (208) 631-3225.
Upcoming schedule of local events:
Session start times
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Mountain School
3  pm
Friday, March 15, 2013
Arco/Butte Business Incubator Center – Suite #203
3, 4, and 5 pm

If you would like more information on this topic or would like to schedule an interview with the Idaho state representative, please contact Emily Moore at (202) 261-2639 or
Emily Moore
Communications and Logistics Specialist
The American Board
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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