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January 8, 2013

Accredited route to teacher certification

The Oklahoma teacher certification nonprofit, The American Board, is hosting a series of informational meetings in Tahlequah and Westville on how experienced professionals and career-changers can earn an Oklahoma teacher's certification. Event registrants will receive career counseling from a former Glencoe principal, Trevor Maxwell, and will also be advised on a personalized path to certification.

As an online, self-paced program, The American Board makes teacher certification accessible to a wider range of qualified professionals. The post-911 G.I. Bill has recently accepted The American Board as a benefit for veterans and their immediate family, and the Workforce Investment Act may also reimburse the program fees to individuals who meet certain requirements.

Interested parties should visit to register in advance, seats are limited. Sessions begin at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Tahlequah Public Library; and at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Westville Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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