Do you have a bachelor’s degree and passion to make a difference in Cy-Fair area children’s lives? Attend a Lone Star College Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP) information session to get started on your new career.
“Lone Star College’s ATC Program is well respected by the school districts in the greater Houston area for the quality of alternative certified teachers we produce,” said Jennifer Leadbetter, ATC Program director. “We have information sessions monthly for prospective candidates of our program.”
LSC-CyFair’s fall ATCP information sessions are set for 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and Nov. 27 in the Center for Academic and Student Affairs, room 117.
The sessions provide information on critical areas and allow potential teachers a chance to ask questions about admissions, coursework and program requirements.
ATCP students can choose an internship or clinical certification route in one of more than 45 partnership school districts.
Students who choose the one-year internship under the supervision of the ATCP receive a full salary and benefits, but must secure their own teaching position. The clinical option involves one semester of non-paid placement in a school district and teachers work with a mentor teacher at an area K-12 school as well as with an LSC-ATCP supervisor.
Substitute Teacher Training is also available. It defines the true role of a substitute teacher and encompasses teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, experience with lesson plans and guidelines for decision making.
ATCP at LSC-CyFair includes five of the major classes online, including Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility, Generalist Teacher Preparation, Components of Special Education, Internship I and Internship II. For information on LSC-CyFair’s program, contact Donna Daughdrill at 281.290.3957.
For the dates and times of upcoming meetings, information sessions at other LSC campuses or general ATCP information, call 281.312.1716 or e-mail ATCP@LoneStar.edu.