Academics

Educator Preparation Institute

Change the World; Become a Teacher

Epi classroom

The Educator Preparation Institute provides a quality teacher training option for baccalaureate degree holders. Through the Institute, teacher candidates with teaching aspirations and bachelors' degree in any discipline (from a regionally accredited college or university) can work toward teacher certification with the skill to become highly-qualified, prepared teachers in Florida.

What you’ll study
The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a competency-based program that offers a pathway to a five year Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. EPI is designed to prepare non-education majors to be successful classroom teachers and can be completed in 7 months (two semesters).

How you’ll learn
Participants in SCF's EPI meet one evening each week, 6 to 10 p.m., for five weeks. This schedule allows participants to complete all coursework in a blended format and follow a cohort model. It also allows you to learn in a hands on, performance based environment.

Where it can take you
The Educator Preparation Institute includes modules of course study, experiences in classrooms, and demonstrations of acquired exemplary teaching practices. Experienced classroom teachers and administrators will serve as instructors and mentors. While participants in SCF's EPI are free to apply for a teaching position with a school district, you are not required to be employed as a teacher during the program. Successful completion of the EPI prepares you for the classroom and beyond. The opportunities are unlimited.

GKT workshops offered at SCF, Lakewood Ranch campus: (New dates coming soon)

Math: Saturday,  Cost is $109

          To register go to https://scf.edu/ccdenroll class ID#  or call 941-752-5203

Essay: Saturday,  9:00am to 1:00 pm

           To register go to https://scf.edu/ccdenroll class ID#  or call 941-752-5203

EPI Application   Deadline to submit documentation for spring cohort - Monday, November 18, 2019

Calendar

Info Sessions Info sessions are a great place to learn about SCF education programs, talk with faculty, staff and administrators and receive answers to your questions. Upcoming event will  be listed as they are scheduled:

Spring 2020 EPI Information Sessions 

Wednesday, January 15
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Lakewood Ranch
CIT Building, Room 214
Wednesday, February 26
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Venice
Building 800, Room 838
   
Wednesday, January 29
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Venice
Building 800, Room 838
Wednesday, March 11
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Lakewood Ranch
CIT Building, Room 214
Wednesday, February 12
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Lakewood Ranch
CIT Building, Room 214
 Wednesday, March 25
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
SCF Venice
Building 800, 838
 

Program Director: Dr. April L. Fleming
941-363-7265 Lakewood Ranch
flemina@scf.edu

EPI Coordinator: Araceli Cumbo
941-408-1481 Venice
cumboa@scf.edu

Page Edit