Published on: March 01, 2013
As student growth continues at area school districts, teachers who are skilled, qualified and caring are currently in demand.
With a bachelor’s degree and a passion to make a difference in the lives of young people, interested people can learn more about Lone Star College System’s (LSCS) Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP) at LSC-Kingwood’s spring information sessions on March 4, April 8 and May 13 in the Performing Arts Center room 125 at 5 p.m. The meetings will provide information on critical areas as well as allow potential teachers a chance to ask questions about admissions, coursework and program requirements. Interested applicants with bachelor’s degree in math, science and or who are bilingual are encouraged to enroll in the program.
“The Alternative Teacher Certification Program is well respected by the school districts in the greater Houston area for the quality of alternative certified teachers we produce. We have information sessions monthly for prospective candidates of our program,” said Jennifer Leadbetter, ATCP program manager. “Area districts are frequently calling our program for high school math, science, special education and bilingual generalist EC-6 teachers.”
The ATCP program has partnerships with more than 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. 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 LSCS ATCP supervisor.
The teacher certification program at LSCS is one of the largest community college teacher certification programs in the state of Texas with more than 1,400 students who have become certified teachers in the past five years through this program.
To see a complete list of the certifications offered and to find out state requirements for becoming a teacher, visit www.sbec.state.tx.us.
For information on the Alternative Teacher Certification Program contact Jennifer Leadbetter at 281-312-1716 or Jennifer.L.Leadbetter@LoneStar.edu. Additional information can be found at http://www.lonestar.edu/kingwood-atcp.htm.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.