American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

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About us

The American Board is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting communities by training their local people to become the best possible teachers for their own schools. A self-paced online program the American Board's route to licensure is generally faster, cheaper, and easier to navigate than other routes. Established by the U.S. Department of Education, and endorsed by the State Departments of Education in which we operate, the American Board addresses the need for knowledgeable and dedicated teachers in every classroom. Career changers, military, ex-military, long-term subs, para-professionals and parent volunteers benefit from the American Board's unique approach.

All candidates for certification must hold a bachelor's degree and demonstrate mastery on rigorous examinations of subject area and professional teaching knowledge. Prior to earning certification, candidates must also pass a federal background check and any state specific requirements.

American Board certification is not just a test; it is a program designed to inspire career changers to enter teaching and give them a rigorous and efficient process to achieve their goals.



Contact information

Government ID number: 20-0450386

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Phone: 202-261-2620

Fax: 202-261-2638

1225 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036, US

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