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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.