WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN BOARD!
The American Board, also known as the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), is a non-profit organization dedicated to putting qualified professionals in the classroom through our state-approved alternative teacher certification program.
We offer an online independent study program that will prepare you to teach. The program is much more affordable than returning to school and can be completed at your own pace. Most students take an average of 7-10 months from enrollment to certification to complete the program, with many working full-time jobs while preparing to become a teacher.
Our teacher certification program will prepare students to teach the subject(s) of their choice. Subjects offered include elementary education, biology, mathematics, English language arts, and more.
The American Board is accepted as an approved route for full teacher certification in 12 different states and many international schools. Click a state name below to learn more about the steps required for earning a teaching certificate in that state.