For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is participating in the Virginia Community College System’s fast-track teacher licensure program, EducateVA. The program is a statewide initiative that addresses the critical shortages in the teaching profession by helping professionals transition from their current career into the classroom.
With the appropriate qualifications, individuals can work toward becoming licensed teachers in the state of Virginia while maintaining their current jobs. The EducateVA program combines online and onsite instruction and is broken down into two sections. Following are the requirements of the program:
- Complete the 16-week program, which includes 30 hours of classroom experience
- Teach successfully with a provisional license for one full year prior to being recommended for a full five-year renewable teaching license
- Complete the second portion of the program during the one-year provisional teaching period, which includes Saturday sessions and online training
To qualify for the EducateVA program, individuals must have:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Five or more years of full-time work experience
- Content area expertise, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better in applicable courses
For more information, interested individuals may contact LFCC’s Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing education at 540-868-7021 or visit http://www.lfccWorkforce.com.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.