St. Johns River State College reported to Historic City News that twenty-one students have been recognized for completing the teacher certification program offered through the college’s Educator Preparation Institute.
The program was developed in 2006 to streamline the certification process for non-education bachelor degree holders. The participants completed the coursework required to earn a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
Participants are awarded a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate upon completing the Educator Preparation Institute courses, passing the Florida Teacher Certification Exam and submitting the required paperwork to the Florida Department of Education. No other coursework is required, and the program can be completed in less than a year – on campus or online.
Completing the Educator Preparation Institute from St. Johns County are Lynne Smith, Christine Granovski, Renee Driscoll, Kristin Orr, Angela Proctor, William Wood, Cathleen Kiscaden, Erin Lewis, Sarah Sottile, Mary Watt and Lindsey White.
Completing the program from other counties are Debra-Ann Cooper, Craig Loudy, Ashley Rountree and Ryann German, Richard Guilfoyle, Christi Manuel, Katie Neff, Lena Pressey, Steven Rieser II and Julie Manuel.
In order to participate in the Educator Preparation Institute program, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and possess the disposition suitable for becoming a teacher.
Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by St. Johns River State College
Front row, L-R: Christi Manuel, Ryann German and Lynne Smith
Back row, L-R: Katie Neff, Richard Guilfoyle and Christine Granovski