Becoming a Teacher

Transition to Teaching in South Carolina – Education Article

Career Changing In South Carolina Angela Adamian fell in love with teaching while her own children were in school. “Working with them on homework, inspiring in them a love for learning; I really enjoyed it.” Once Angela’s children were old enough, she was ready to re-enter the workforce. The problem, however, was that Angela realized she didn’t want to go back to work using her paralegal certificate. She considered going to law school but ultimately, after much soul searching, knew…

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Make A Difference Through Teaching: A Missouri Teacher’s Experience – Education Article

Desire to Do Good Kyle Smith studied communications and marketing in college. An athletic guy, he attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship. After college, Kyle entered the corporate world; first in marketing and then working for major tech companies. Despite his success in the field, however, Kyle realized something was missing. He says, “I got frustrated feeling like I was doing nothing positive for the world.” Kyle wanted to make a difference, but he didn’t immediately know it would…

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Transition to Teaching in Florida – Education Article

Seeking More Involvement After a stable career as an optician, Robin Larrabee moved her family to south Florida and decided to pursue a teaching career. Her children were just about school-aged and she wanted to be more educated about, and involved with, their schooling experience. For that reason, Robin capitalized on her English degree and began the transition to teaching in Florida. “What If I love This?” Robin got involved at her local school and quickly fell in love with…

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 – American Board Blog – Education Article

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 has been unlike any other. Teachers have always had the power to adapt, inspire, and change lives. But in the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, these powers have been more crucial than ever before. Without missing a beat, teachers across the country have stepped up to ensure students are still learning. We at American Board want to say “THANK YOU.” American Board-trained teachers are leading the charge when it comes to remote teaching. We’ve asked our graduates…

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State Spotlight: Pennsylvania Teacher Certification – Education Article

More Teachers Needed Pennsylvania schools are not immune to the teacher shortage. In fact, the number of undergraduate education majors in the state has declined by 55 percent over the last 20 years. As a result of this drop, fewer new teachers are entering the profession and it is becoming increasingly difficult for schools to staff their classrooms. Recognizing the need for more teachers in the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved the expansion of American Board’s teacher certification program. For…

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South Carolina Teacher Certification Now Faster – Education Article

Schools in South Carolina have an ongoing teacher shortage, meaning that not every classroom is led by a certified teacher. Yet, an abundance of local community members have the skills and knowledge needed to teach. American Board—a national nonprofit—is implementing program changes to ensure that it is faster and easier than ever to earn South Carolina teacher certification. No longer will unnecessary hurdles prevent career-changers from pursuing their dream to teach. American Board’s changes include eliminating a year-long requirement known as…

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3 Ways to Ace your Teacher Interview – Education Article

As you prepare to interview for your first full-time teaching position, you’re likely to experience a rush of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, a desire to prove yourself—most teachers consider the role as more than just a job, it’s a calling. But with the right planning, you can ace your interview and begin the job of your dreams! To start down the path to success, see the teacher interview tips below. Be prepared. Just like you’ll tell your future students, you’ve got…

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5 Study Tips for American Board Exams – Education Article

If you’ve recently enrolled in the program, preparing for your American Board final exams may seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve been out of school for years. Yes, you’ll need to pass a subject-area exam and a pedagogy exam, but the program was designed to ensure you’ve got all of the study materials you need to be successful.  See the study tips below to make sure you get off to a great start when preparing for your exams. It will help…

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So You Finished Your Exams? – Education Article

What Happens Once You Finish Your Exams? We get a lot of questions from candidates who have finished their exams. They want to know what happens next and when they will receive their teaching certificate. Sometimes, it seems like eager candidates start checking the mailbox about 20 minutes after they get home from the testing center. While it’s completely understandable that they are ready to see the result of all their hard work, there is some bureaucracy to be worked…

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Think you want to become a teacher? Try substitute teaching first. – Education Article

If the idea of becoming a teacher has been running around your mind for a few years, it might be time to take it seriously. By seriously, I mean look into teaching to see if you like the reality of it as much as you like the idea of it. The best way to get experience in the classroom is by substitute teaching. ‘Subbing’ (as it is commonly called) is the best way to try teaching different ages. You can…

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So You Finished Your Exams? | Post-Exam Timeline for American Board Certification – Education Article

What Happens Once You Finish Your Exams We get a lot of questions from candidates who have completed their exams about what happens next and when they will receive their teaching certificate in the mail; sometimes it seems like eager candidates start checking the mailbox about 20 minutes after they get home from the testing center. While it’s completely understandable that they are ready to see the result of all the hard work they’ve been doing, like so many other…

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