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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Certification Program [4005]

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Advanced Certificate

(21 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. Susan Sheffield
941-752-5000, ext. 67274, Bradenton
941-363-7274, Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67274, Venice

The Alternative Certification Program 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. Students who complete the alternative certification program will receive credit toward the minimum 60 hour Florida Department of Education English for Speakers of Other Language (Empowering) requirement for content area teachers.

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 the statement of eligibility for certification from the FLDOE;
  3. Submit a written statement of loyalty to Florida and the USA;
  4. Submit to fingerprinting for a background check;
  5. Be of good moral character; and
  6. Possess the disposition suitable for becoming a teacher

Total Credit Hours: 21


A grade of “C” 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 Knowledge and Subject Area Exam in the area of certification sought.

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