Learn About Alternative Teaching Certification Program

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 4, 2015) – 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 bachelor's degrees in a noneducation major or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional course work.

Hour-long sessions start at 6 p.m. on these dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 215;
  • Monday, Sept. 14 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, Room 843;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14 at SCF Lakewood Ranch;
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 at SCF Venice.

After finishing all courses in the program and passing required state and college exams, participants will be 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 $2,248.08.

Applications are available at For more information, contact Dr. Susan Sheffield at 941-363-7274 or Maps and directions are online at

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