Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and a passion to teach can earn their teacher certification through Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP).
The ATCP program is ideal for people who are looking to make a career change or wish to return to the work force. To learn more about the program, interested people are encouraged to attend an information session Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the college’s Student Fine Arts Building 125/126. Professionals will give an overview of the program and advising, admissions and financial aid personnel will be available to answer questions during this free session.
“The ATCP program has partnerships with over 45 school districts, 50 certification areas, flexible course schedules and a choice between two routes to certification: internship or clinical teaching. The internship requires a student to complete a one-year internship with full salary and benefits, under the supervision of the ATCP,” said Jennifer Leadbetter, ATCP program coordinator. “In this route, the student must secure their own teaching job. Clinical teaching involves one semester of non-paid placement in a school district. Clinical teachers work with a mentor teacher at an area K-12 school and with a LSC-Kingwood supervisor.”
The teacher certification program at LSC-Kingwood is the largest community college teacher certification program in the state of Texas with more than 1,400 students becoming certified teachers in the past five years.
Register now for credit classes online. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. All students can register online at www.myLoneStar.edu/BeReady.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.