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ABCTE Hosts Information Session for Individuals Interested in Teaching in Jacksonville– February 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2006)– The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence ( ) will hold an information session on February 1, 2006 for professionals who want to change careers and become teachers.

The event, which will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, is being organized by the American Board. At the sessions, attendees can meet with American Board certification counselors to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification.

The American Board offers the Passport to TeachingSM certification program that is recognized by the State of Florida as a route to full certification. Passport to Teaching allows highly knowledgeable professionals with bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to pursue certification through an individualized process; no additional college courses are required.

The information session is designed to provide career changers with information about the Passport to Teaching program and schools in the Jacksonville area. Attendees will learn how to earn full state certification and their highly qualified status with Passport to Teaching.

This information session will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the following location:

February 1, 2006
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Individuals can register online at or contact 1-877-669-2228.