SCF Hosts Teaching Certification Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., May 12, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host information sessions about its Alternative Certification Program (ACP) 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., Wednesday, June 16, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East, room 214.

• 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at in the Selby Room at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800.

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 for the program is approximately $2,000.

Applications and more information are available at For more information, call 941-752-5411 or e-mail Maps and directions are online at

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