MCC Hosts Teaching Certification Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 26, 2009) - Manatee Community College (MCC) will host information sessions about its teaching certification preparation program, for noneducation majors with at least a bachelor's degree or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional course work, at three MCC locations this spring. All sessions are held on Wednesdays and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sessions are scheduled for March 25 and May 20 at MCC Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Professional Development Center, Selby Room. Sessions at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, will be held April 8 and May 6 in the Student Union, rooms 147/148.  MCC Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East, will host information sessions on April 15, May 13 and June 10 in the Selby Room.

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 MCC's alternative certification program (ACP) is approximately $2,000.

Applications and more information about MCC's alternative teacher certification program are available at; by calling 941-752-5411 or 941-408-1300, ext. 65411; or e-mailing Directions to MCC locations are available online at

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