MVC's Teacher Preparation courses are for college credit and count towards an Associates and/or Bachelors degree. The Alternative Certification program is designed for individuals who have already earned a Bachelors degree and have decided to pursue teaching.
The Accuplacer and/or THEA are used to place students in classes at MVC but you most likely will need to take the THEA to be placed in classes at a University. Check with the University that you are interested in to get more information.
The Model Classroom, provided through a Title V grant, serves many purposes. Teacher Preparation students use the room to plan and prepare lessons, to practice teaching and as a resource center. In addition, MVC students are able to observe certified teachers instructing K-6 students when school groups travel to MVC for field trips. The model classroom is also used for workshops and training sessions for MVC students and others in the community.
No. In general, you can complete the background check after the class starts.