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Passport to Teaching: Career Choices and Experiences of American Board Certified Teachers.

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Steven Glazerman; Elizabeth Seif; Gail Baxter

Funder(s): American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Funder(s): American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Topic: Education (Teaching methods)

Keywords: Career Choices; Alternative Teacher Credential; ABCTE; American Board Certified Teachers

Type: Report

Abstract:

A growing number of states now recognize an alternative teaching credential called the Passport to Teaching, offered by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE). This new report describes the experiences of those who obtain the credential. Mathematica's survey of more than 500 Passport holders reveals that nearly 6 out of 10 were teaching K-12 in the U.S.; of this group, 71 percent were in public schools, 12 percent in charter schools, and 15 percent in private schools. Passport teachers remain in the classroom at comparable rates to other teachers, with 85 percent of teachers who were certified by ABCTE through 2005 still in the classroom during the 2007-2008 school year.