SCF Hosts Teacher Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., July 18, 2011) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host information sessions about its Alternative Certification Program (ACP). 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 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for the following locations:

• Aug. 11, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 9, room 101

• Aug. 18, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East, Center for Innovation & Technology, room 214

• Aug. 25, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, 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 for the program is approximately $2,000.

Applications and more information are available at For more information, call 941-363-7274 or e-mail Maps and directions are online at

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