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Founded in 2001 via a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, ABCTE addresses the need for knowledgeable and dedicated teachers in every classroom. They offer a flexible and cost-effective certification program. ABCTE certification is a program designed to inspire career changers to enter the teaching field and give them a rigorous and efficient process to achieve their goals.
For more information refer to the ABCTE Web site http://www.abcte.org.
Yes. Currently ten states accept ABCTE certified teachers. They are Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee.
Certification areas that are acceptable in the state of Oklahoma are: Biology, Chemistry, English Language Arts, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, United States History, and World History. These areas cover grade levels 6-12.
Once certified through the ABCTE program, to teach in Oklahoma, you would need to submit the following:
Result: You will be issued a one-year, teaching credential for employment in Oklahoma.
Once employed, you must complete the mentorship program through ABCTE. After the mentorship program has been completed, please submit the following:
Result: You will be issued a five-year standard teaching certificate.
For more information, refer to the ABCTE Web site http://www.abcte.org.