Be a Teacher Information Session

Published on: November 19, 2008

Come join education faculty, counselors, and advisors to learn about the teacher education programs available for you at Lone Star College-Kingwood on Tuesday, December 2, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Teaching Theatre (CLA 114).

This session will examine career options in education, discuss programs of study available at LSC-Kingwood, provide financial aid information, and offer on-site advising for spring 2009 classes.

LSC-Kingwood offers an associate of arts in teaching as well as a bachelor's degree in teaching without ever having to leave the LSC-Kingwood campus through the University of Houston-Downtown.  Specialized tracks for current and future educators are: EC-4 Early Childhood Specialization; EC-4 Early Childhood to Fourth Grade Generalist; and Fourth through Eighth Grade (4-8) Generalist. All tracks lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

For more information contact Noel Bezette, education majors' coordinator, at 281-312-1733 or Noel.C.Bezette@LoneStar.edu or visit http://Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/beateacher.

LSC-Kingwood also offers a Teacher Certification Program (TCP) for students with an earned Bachelor's degree. Fifty-two percent of all certified teachers in the State of Texas receive their certification through an alternative program and Lone Star College System is the largest community college alternative certification program in the state. The tuition remains among the least expensive of all alternative certification programs in this region and more than 1,300 students have become certified teachers in the past five years through this program.

Applications are being accepted now for the spring semester, which begins January 2009.  The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2008.  Applications and guidelines are available online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/tcp or call the TCP office at 281-312-1716 for additional information.  To ease the financial burden on students, new, convenient payment plans are available for most TCP courses.

This session is free and open to anyone interested with a special focus on high school seniors, teacher aides, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, and preschool teachers.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.