SCF Hosts Fall 2012 Teacher Preparation Information Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., October 12, 2012) — 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. at the following dates and locations:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., SCF Bradenton, building 9, room 101
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, Selby Room
  • Monday, Nov. 5, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East, Medical Technology and Simulation Center, room 214

After finishing all courses in the program and passing required state 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 SCF Lakewood Ranch at 941-363-7274 or SCF Venice at 941-408-1481 or email . Maps and directions are online at

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