For Immediate Release
DALLAS – Alternative certification programs for new teachers in Texas include a yearlong internship in which new teachers are still in training and receive mentorship before they complete the program and earn certification. More than half of the graduates at the Alternative Certification for Teachers Program at Brookhaven College had full-time teaching positions in the area when they graduated earlier this month.
The ACT students at Brookhaven College shared graduation ceremonies with students completing the program at Richland College. Students, along with their friends and families, gathered at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute to mark this accomplishment on June 12. Both Brookhaven and Richland colleges have programs that focus on training teachers in critical-need areas, such as science, math and bilingual communication. Alternative certification prepares those who have a bachelor’s degree to teach in different subject areas and for differing age groups.
The ACT Program at Brookhaven College has been in place more than five years and has trained dozens of teachers in math, science, social science and history. For additional information about this program, contact the ACT Program Office at 972-860-7848 or e-mail bhcTeacherCert@dcccd.edu.
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