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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Teacher Certification Program [4005]

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Advanced Technical Certificate

(24 Credit Hours)

Program Manager

Araceli Cumbo
EPI Coordinator

The SCF Educator Preparation Institute is a 9-12 month alternative teacher certification program that provides a quality teacher training option for bachelor’s degree holders. At the completion of the program, the student will have successfully demonstrated mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Professional Educator Competencies, UCC (Uniform Core Curricula) 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.

Admission requirements for the SCF Educator Preparation Program are:

1.    Possess any earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a 2.5 GPA
2.    Obtain a statement of status of eligibility from FDOE stating “You are eligible” for certification
3.    Acquire passing scores on the General Knowledge Test (GKT) or provide documentation of a master’s degree and Subject Area Exam (SAE)
4.    Attend an EPI orientation session
5.    Complete EPI application


Total Credit Hours: 24

Program exit requirements:
Acquire passing scores on FDOE (Florida Department of Education) Professional Educator Test (PET) or earn a highly effective rating per their most recent performance evaluation.


RED 4940 - Reading Internship (2 Credit Hours) This course is required for the following subject areas only: Elementary Education (K-6), Prekindergarten to Primary Education (Age 3 through grade 3), Middle Grades English (5-9), English (6-12), Reading (K-12), English to Speakers of Other Languages ESOL (K-12), Reading (endorsement).

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