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Thursday, May 23 2019 - 04:16
TEACH-NOW CEO Emily Feistritzer Named One of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2019
NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Entrepreneur's six-year-old global organization has revolutionized teacher 
preparation and certification

Dr. Emily Feistritzer, President and CEO of TEACH-NOW ( 
) Graduate School of Education, has been recognized as one of 2019's 100 Most 
Creative People in Business ( 
) by Fast Company. The distinction is a recognition that the program she 
created six years ago has emerged as the fastest growing and most innovative 
online teacher education platform in the education field. 

Dr. Feistritzer, a nationally recognized leader in teacher preparation and a 
former nun, launched TEACH-NOW in 2013 at the age of 71.  Since then, over 
2,000 candidates have graduated, with 1,000 currently enrolled from more than 
115 countries. The platform is one of the only teacher education programs, 
physical or online, that is seeing enrollment numbers rise, adding an average 
of 100 new candidates per month. 

According to Fast Company, "Education expert Emily Feistritzer has studied how 
best to prepare teachers for over 40 years, leading her to testify in front of 
Congress and state legislatures, brief members of presidential administrations, 
and now, push for accessibility in education.

"She didn't like talking at students as the expert and having to plan lessons 
to dispense knowledge," the magazine stated. "Rather, she liked collaborative 
learning for a world where knowledge acquisition is so readily available."

The cornerstone of TEACH-NOW is "activity-based collaborative learning," which 
has the teacher candidates learn by doing collaborative projects online 
together in cohorts of 10-15 with an instructor. 

Dr. Feistritzer called the magazine's distinction a validation of the program's 
singular approach to teacher training. "Our learning environment is producing 
highly dynamic educators who are prepared to teach tomorrow's students in 
tomorrow's learning world," she said.

The custom-built learning platform's unique approach to teacher preparation 
clears the way for college graduates, veterans and other career-switchers to be 
certified to teach in the United States and overseas. Its success led to the 
creation of the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education, which enables 
candidates to earn a Master's degree in education as well as obtain a teaching 
license recognized all over the world. 

For more information, visit TEACH-NOW ( 
) or email

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