SCF Hosts Teaching Certification Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., October 9, 2009) -State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host information sessions about its teaching certification preparation program this fall. The program is for people who have at least a bachelor's degree with a noneducation major or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional course work.

Hour-long sessions are scheduled for the following times and locations:

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, and 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800.
  • 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East.
  • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, and 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

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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