SCF to Host Information Sessions on Educator Preparation Institute

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 11, 2016) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host information sessions about its Educator Preparation Institute (EPI, formerly Alternative Certification Program). The program is for people who have at least bachelor's degrees in noneducation majors or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional certification.

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

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Room 838;
  • Wednesday, March 23, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 217.

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 Araceli Cumbo, coordinator, at 941-408-1481 or

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