Alternative Teacher Certification - continued
The Alternative Teacher Certification program at Governors State University offers three ways to earn certification and embark on a new, rewarding career in education. The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) leads to a master’s degree in education and teacher certification. 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.
The Alternative Certification Program also offers the opportunity for teachers to teach full-time as they earn a salary and their teacher certification. In addition, there are also reduced salary teacher residency opportunities, which also lead to teacher certification.
Since it began more than 12 years ago, the program had helped more than 250 participants change careers to become some of the most well-trained, supported, and effective educators in the south suburbs and Chicago.
This program is open to college graduates with five years work experience after receiving a bachelor’s degree. The application deadline for the Alternative Certification program, beginning Spring 2012, is December 15, 2011. For more information, call 708.534.4399 or visit www.govst.edu/altcert.