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Question #30109 posted on 11/01/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Maybe a month or so ago I heard something on the news about a shortage of teachers in Utah. They said something about some sort of four-month certification program to become a teacher that had been approved to combat the shortage. Can you please tell me where to find out more about this program?

- Interested

A: Dear interested,

I found an article on ABC4's web site that is probably what you remember watching. The program is called Passport to Teaching, and it offers a way for professionals in other fields to use their experience and minimal extra training to gain the necessary certification to teach.

For more information, go to the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence web site. Utah definitely needs more teachers--I'm glad you're interested in helping!

-Laser Jock