Teacher Education

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Teacher Education

Program Information

There are three Teacher Education degree programs: Bachelor of Science Elementary Education (K-6), Bachelor of Science Middle Grade Mathematics (5-9), and Bachelor of Science Middle Grades General Science. Each is a two year program of study, which results in students fulfilling requirements to become a certified teacher.

The Teacher Education degree programs admit students in the fall and spring semesters. Applicants must complete a program application in addition to the college application, meet a 2.5 GPA requirement for the general education coursework, pass the General Knowledge (GK) portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE), and complete a successful fingerprint and background screening by both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

How to Apply

Apply for admission to the Teacher Education program by applying online.

Before program admission

After program admission

  • Attend the mandatory new student orientation
  • Complete fingerprinting and background screening

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