Alternative Teacher Certification information session July 9 at GSU

2013-07-01T00:00:00Z Alternative Teacher Certification information session July 9 at GSUFor The Times
July 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | Learn how to earn an elementary or secondary (biology, chemistry or mathematics) professional license and secure a teaching position through Governors State University’s Alternative Certification Program. There will be an information session at 7 p.m. July 9 at the university’s E-Lounge.

The Alternative Teacher Certification program at Governors State offers a way to earn a professional license and embark on a new, rewarding career in education.

The Teacher Quality Partnership leads to a Masters of Art in Teaching in Urban Teacher Education in elementary or secondary (biology, chemistry or mathematics). TQP provides an opportunity to co-teach for a year with a certified teacher, a $30,000 stipend and a 25 percent reduction in tuition. TQP is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Since it began more than 14 years ago, the program has helped more than 300 participants change careers.

This program is open to college graduates with five years’ work experience with a bachelor’s degree. The application deadline for the spring 2014 Alternative Certification program is Nov. 15.

Governors State University is at 1 University Parkway. For more information, call (708) 534-4399 or visit

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