SCF Hosts Teaching Certification Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., June 18, 2009) - Manatee Community College (State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota effective July 1) will host information sessions about its teaching certification preparation program this fall. The program is for noneducation majors with at least a bachelor's degree or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional course work. All sessions are held on Wednesdays and begin at 6:30 p.m.

A session is scheduled for August 19 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Professional Development Center, Selby Room. SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East, will host an information session on August 26.

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 scheduling of classes allows working professionals to participate. The cost of SCF's alternative certification program (ACP) is approximately $2,000.

Applications and more information about SCF's alternative teacher certification program are available at For more information, call 941-752-5411 or e-mail Maps and directions are online at

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