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Posted May 2, 2009 | Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily
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Career Switchers to begin at LFCC

MIDDLETOWN — Lord Fairfax Community College is offering people the chance to become a middle- or high school teacher through the Career Switchers Program.

The Career Switchers Program is part of EducateVA, a statewide initiative to address critical shortages in the teaching profession by offering a fast-track licensure program. Individuals can complete the teaching certification program within 16 weeks, with six Saturdays required on-site at LFCC.

LFCC is holding free information sessions on the program on May 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 216 at the Fauquier Campus, 6480 College St., Warrenton, and May 13, 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 315 at the Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown.

To qualify for enrollment, individuals must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a 2.5 grade point average

  • Have five or more years of full-time work experience

  • Have completed required assessments

  • Submit to a criminal background check

  • Not have a current provisional license or expired provisional license from the Virginia Department of Education or a teaching license from any other state

Interested individuals may contact Lori Killough at 868-7239 or lkillough@lfcc.edu; call the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at 868-7021 or visit www.lfccWorkforce.com.

— Daily Staff Report

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