2008
Benedictine schedules information session for alternative teacher certification program

Benedictine schedules information session for alternative teacher certification program
December 3, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

An information session for Benedictine University’s Alternative Teacher Certification Program in Science and Mathematics will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7 in Kindlon Hall Room 164. The Alternative Teacher Certification Program in Science and Mathematics is specifically designed for individuals who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or mathematics, possess five years of related work experience and are interested in teaching science or mathematics in middle school or high school. The program consists of eight weeks of intensive educational pedagogy followed by one year of supervised employment at a middle school or high school. The state of Illinois will grant certification to teach science or mathematics in grades 6-12 to those individuals who successfully complete the program. More than 230 individuals have successfully completed the program and are teaching in suburban and Chicago public and private schools. For more information, contact John Zigmond at (630) 829-1364.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.