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ROUTES TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION. TYPES OF FLORIDA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES TEMPORARY 3 YEAR NON-RENEWABLE Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in the Content Area.

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1 ROUTES TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION

2 TYPES OF FLORIDA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES TEMPORARY 3 YEAR NON-RENEWABLE Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in the Content Area Bachelor’s Degree with Required Courses and 2.5GPA in the content area Bachelor’s Degree with a Passing Score on the Subject Area Exam Bachelor’s Degree with a Valid Certificate issued by ABCTE (American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence)

3 TYPES OF FLORIDA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES PROFESSIONAL 5 YEAR RENEWABLE Valid Standard Certificate issued by another state Valid Certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Teacher Education Degree Program and Passing Florida Certification Examinations

4 ROUTES TO CERTIFICATION The four major routes to Florida Certification are outlined on the next four slides

5 I.Graduate of an approved Florida Education Program TRADITIONAL ROUTE TRADITIONAL ROUTE Must have “state approved education program stamp” on official transcripts Must have “state approved education program stamp” on official transcripts Must have passed ALL tests required for professional certificate Must have passed ALL tests required for professional certificate NO PEC (professional educator competence) program required NO PEC (professional educator competence) program required Eligible for Professional Educator’s Certificate Eligible for Professional Educator’s Certificate

6 II.Fast Track (FULL Reciprocity) A VALID standard educator’s certificate issued by another state ( that meets DOE eligibility requirements )A VALID standard educator’s certificate issued by another state ( that meets DOE eligibility requirements ) or valid certificate issued by NBPTS NO PEC program required NO PEC program required NO testing required NO testing required Eligible for Professional Educator’s Certificate Eligible for Professional Educator’s Certificate

7 III. In or Out of State with limited/no teaching experience May have completed teacher education program from another stateMay have completed teacher education program from another state May hold temporary or provisional certificate that does NOT meet DOE eligibility requirements for a professional certificate)May hold temporary or provisional certificate that does NOT meet DOE eligibility requirements for a professional certificate) Does not have internship or student teaching on transcript-Does not have internship or student teaching on transcript- PEC PROGRAM REQUIRED PEC PROGRAM REQUIRED Little or NO teaching experienceLittle or NO teaching experience ALL Tests required ALL Tests required (MUST pass all portions of the General Knowledge Test in the first year of their teaching assignment or they cannot be rehired, as per statute) ELIGIBLE FOR 3 YEAR TEMPORARY NON- RENEWABLE CERTIFICATEELIGIBLE FOR 3 YEAR TEMPORARY NON- RENEWABLE CERTIFICATE

8 IV NON-EDUCATOR TRANINED/CAREER CHANGE IV NON-EDUCATOR TRANINED/CAREER CHANGE Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in a certifiable subject area from accredited college/universityBachelor’s or higher degree with a major in a certifiable subject area from accredited college/universityOR Bachelor’s or higher degree in any subject area AND passing score on subject area exam in area of certification applied forBachelor’s or higher degree in any subject area AND passing score on subject area exam in area of certification applied for Official transcripts with seal, degree conferral and dateOfficial transcripts with seal, degree conferral and date 2.5 GPA in area of certification applied for2.5 GPA in area of certification applied for MUST PEC or ACT (during first year of teaching experience)MUST PEC or ACT (during first year of teaching experience) MUST pass all tests required by Florida DOEMUST pass all tests required by Florida DOE (MUST pass all portions of the General Knowledge Test in the first year of their teaching assignment or they cannot be rehired, as per statute) (MUST pass all portions of the General Knowledge Test in the first year of their teaching assignment or they cannot be rehired, as per statute) MUST meet all other DOE requirements listed on the Official Statement of Status of Eligibility within 3 year validity period.MUST meet all other DOE requirements listed on the Official Statement of Status of Eligibility within 3 year validity period.

9 FLORIDA CERTIFICATION APPLY ON Apply for area of certification which you are eligible $56 per subject area Need official transcripts with degree conferral from each college/university attended. Foreign Transcripts must have official translation Out of State certified teachers must provide front/back notarized copy of original certificate.

10 Florida Certification Exams REGISTRATION BOOKLET FOR PAPER EXAMS COMPUTER BASED EXAMS MUST REGISTER VIA WEBSITE

11 QUESTIONS?


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