Educator Preparation Institute in Teacher Certification [4005]

(22 Term Hours)

The Educator Preparation Institute provides a quality teacher training option for baccalaureate degree holders. At the completion of these modules, the student will have successfully demonstrated the Florida Education Accomplished Practices and have provided documentation of mastery in a comprehensive professional portfolio.

Completers of the program may then apply to Florida Department of Education for a professional teaching certificate.

This limited access program requires potential candidates to:

1. Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
2. Acquire an eligible Statement of Status of Eligibility for certification from the FLDOE;
3. Passing scores on FLDOE required exams GKT - General Knowledge Test and SAE - Subject Area Exam;
4. Be of good moral character; and
5. Possess the disposition suitable for becoming a teacher.
6. Submit to fingerprinting for a background check. 

Course   Description Term Hours
EPI 0001 Classroom Management 3
EPI 0002 Instructional Strategies 3
EPI 0004 The Teaching and Learning Process 3
EPI 0010 Foundations & Applications of Language & Reading 3
EPI 0011 Foundations of Assessment & Differentiation in Reading 3
EPI 0020 Professional Foundations 2
EPI 0030 Diversity in the Classroom 2
EPI 0950 Classroom Field Experience 3

NOTE: A grade of "B" or better must be attained for each course taken for this certificate. To be eligible for a professional teaching certificate, each candidate must pass three Florida Teacher Certification Exams: General Knowledge, Professional Educator Test, and Subject Area Exam in the area of certification sought.

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