SCF Hosts Spring 2013 Teacher Prep Info Sessions

(Bradenton, Fla., February 7, 2013) — 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:

  • Thursday, March 7, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 9, room 102, and Wednesday, April 3, at SCF Bradenton, building 9, room 104;
  • Wednesday, March 20, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East, Medical Technology and Simulation Center, room 205, and Wednesday, April 10, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, Center for Innovation and Technology, room 214; and
  • Thursday, March 28, and Wednesday, April 17, 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 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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