Classroom Pathways Bundle
The Classroom Pathways Bundle is a unique enrollment package for students interested in teacher’s certification in specific states. It consists of two separate and distinct programs: Purdue Global’s Master of Arts in Teaching noncertification track and the American Board’s Plus Program.
Students enrolled in the Classroom Pathways Bundle/American Board Plus Program will:
- Build a solid knowledge base of secondary teaching and learning principles and develop professional competencies required of beginning teachers by first completing the Master of Arts in Teaching, noncertification track.*
- Upon graduation, begin the American Board Plus Program and, once completed, have the opportunity to become a certified teacher in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, or Wisconsin.†
- After successfully completing the Plus Program and passing the American Board examinations, have the opportunity to seek licensure in their home state. Check the American Board website for more information.
The American Board Plus Program does not include courses or student teaching. Rather, it is designed to help students prepare for and pass American Board examinations in fulfillment of state licensure requirements. As a Master of Arts in Teaching student, you'll also receive additional Professional Teaching Knowledge (PTK) resources, including workbooks and supplementary quiz banks. American Board program resources and examination costs are included in the price of tuition for Purdue Global's Classroom Pathways Bundle and may be covered by financial aid for those who qualify.
Prior to enrolling in the Classroom Pathways Bundle, prospective students must confirm via email to their Advisor that they acknowledge that the Master of Arts in Teaching’s noncertification track does not lead to certification and understand the certification and eligibility requirements of the American Board. Students and their advisors must contact the American Board advisor to confirm costs, deadlines, additional fees, required approvals, residency, and continuing requirements for certification.
Important note on Tennessee: American Board offers a transitional license in only two county public school systems and one city public school system; it is not approved in the entire state. Licensing is available in the following school systems only: Putnam County Public Schools, Crockett County Public Schools, and Tullahoma City Public Schools.