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Get started on the path to earning
your teaching certification.

Your Job Offer


1

After being offered employment as the teacher of record, you will first notify Florida Teachers by submitting an ‘I Got a Job’ form.

2

Submit a request to the Florida DOE for issuance of a Temporary Certificate. Your employing school will provide information on completing your fingerprinting and background check.

3

We will work with you to set-up a monthly payment plan for the remaining program balance fees.

Your Novice Year


During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher with full pay and benefits. You will be assigned a Field Supervisor and a mentor to provide support, answer questions, and help guide you through any situation that may arise. You will begin teaching on a Temporary Certificate while working towards full certification.

First Time Florida Teacher

The following requirements are completed during the novice year:

 

    • Teach two full semesters as teacher of record.

 

    • FEAPS Portfolio
      During your first year teaching, you will need to complete all 340 hours of training coursework: 80 hours of Classroom Readiness and 260 hours of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  The online coursework includes the requirements for the FEAPS.

 

 

    • Up to three classroom observations scheduled by your dedicated Field Supervisor.

 

    • Professional Educators (PEd) Test
      The state exam is designed to test your knowledge of the skills and competencies that are important for beginning teachers. Learn More

 

At The End of
Your Novice Year


  • Your campus principal and Field Supervisor each make a certification recommendation regarding your performance in the classroom.
  • Next, Florida Teachers provides a certificate of program completion.
  • Your final step to full certification is applying to the state for your Professional Certificate, including the submittal of the above documents.
Florida Teacher Certification

Jump start your new
career today.


Get started for free by filling out our quick online application. One of our expert program advisors will reach out to you within one business day to discuss your path to certification.

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