Updated: September 5, 2013 6:10AM
Learn how to earn an elementary or secondary professional license and secure a teaching position through Governors State University’s Alternative Certification Program.
An information session will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at GSU’s E-Lounge.
The Alternative Teacher Certification program offers a way to earn a license and start a career in education. The program leads to a master’s of art in urban teacher education in elementary or secondary biology, chemistry or mathematics.
The program provides an opportunity to co-teach for a year with a certified teacher, a $30,000 stipend and a 25 percent reduction in tuition. The program 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 to become some of the most effective educators in the south suburbs and Chicago, a GSU spokesman said.
The program is open to college graduates with five years of work experience. The application deadline for the spring program is Nov. 15.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park. Information is at (708) 534-4399 or www.govst.edu/