BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If you are interested in becoming a teacher in Florida, there is an event set for August 23rd — next Thursday — that may be worth attending. The American Board, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, is holding a workshop at the YMCA on Palmetto Circle to help professionals and others who dream of transitioning into a teaching career make that dream a reality.
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Attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification.
Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Lauren Schubel will lead the event. Sessions begin Thursday, August 23 at 10:30 am and 12 pm at the Peter Blum Family YMCA, 6631 Palmetto Circle South in Boca Raton. Each session will last roughly an hour and will include an introductory presentation, group Q&A period and end with a private counseling session for each attendee. The event is free and open to the public.
“Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path.” Schubel said. “We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom.”
The American Board
The American Board is a state approved teacher certification non profit that certifies career changers, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and out-of-field teachers. Founded in 2001 via a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the American Board’s focus is building rural communities through education and employment. The American Board’s program allows highly-knowledgeable individuals from within their community to earn certification without additional class time, student teaching or state exams. Through improving the accessibility and affordability of certification, schools now have the opportunity to hire highly-qualified teachers from within their community.