Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Teacher Certification Program [4005] Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Teacher Certification Program [4005]

Advanced Technical Certificate

(21 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. April Fleming
941-363-7265, Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67265, Venice

The Alternative Certification Program provides a quality teacher training option for bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  2. Acquire an eligible statement of eligibility for certification from the FLDOE;
  3. Aquire passing scores on FLDOE required exams, GKT and SAE.
  4. Submit to fingerprinting for a background check;
  5. Be of good moral character; and
  6. Possess the disposition suitable for becoming a teacher

Program Requirements

Course NameCredit HoursTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EPI 0001 - Classroom Management (3 Credit Hours)
EPI 0002 - Instructional Strategies (3 Credit Hours)
EPI 0003 - Technology (3 Credit Hours)
EPI 0004 - The Teaching and Learning Process (3 Credit Hours)
EPI 0010 - Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading (3 Credit Hours)
EPI 0020 - Professional Foundations (2 Credit Hours)
EPI 0030 - Diversity in the Classroom (2 Credit Hours)
EPI 0950 - Classroom Field Experience (5 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 24


To be eligible for a professional teaching certificate, each candidate must pass three Florida Teacher Certification Exams: General Knowledge, Professional Knowledge and Subject Area Exam in the area of certification sought.

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