Alternative Teacher Certification Information Session at GSU

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Learn how to earn elementary or secondary (biology, chemistry, or mathematics) teacher certification and secure a teaching position through Governors State University’s Alternative Certification Program. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m., at Governors State University in Engbretson Hall.

The Alternative Teacher Certification program at Governors State University offers a way to earn a teaching certificate and embark on a new, rewarding career in education. The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) leads to a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) 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 13 years ago, the program had helped more than 300 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 a bachelor’s degree. The application deadline for the Alternative Certification program, beginning Spring 2013, is December 15, 2012.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park for more information, call (708) 534-4399 or visit

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