Learn About Teaching Certification Preparation Program

Manatee Community College (MCC) will host upcoming information sessions about its teaching certification preparation program for noneducation majors with at least a bachelor's degree. Information sessions are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Selby room, Building 800, MCC Venice; and
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, room 214, MCC Lakewood Ranch.

After finishing all courses in the program and passing required state and college exams, participants will receive certificates of completion that make them eligible for the Florida Department of Education's professional teaching certificate. Evening and weekend classes allow working professionals to participate. The cost of MCC's alternative program for teacher certification program (ACP) is approximately $2,000.

Applications and more information about the ACP are available at; by calling (941) 752-5411 or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65411; or e-mailing Directions to MCC campuses are available at


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