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Professional Preparation and Education Competence

You may demonstrate mastery of Professional Preparation and Education Competence by any one of the following:

  • Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program from a Florida institution and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • Completion of a teacher preparation program from an out-of-state accredited or approved institution and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • Completion of a Florida state-approved alternative certification program and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • Completion of an approved Florida Educator Preparation Institute program and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • Completion of specified education courses, completion of teaching experience requirement, completion of an approved professional education competence demonstration program, and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • Completion of an approved Florida College Professional Training Option for Content Majors, completion of teaching experience requirement, completion of an approved professional education competence demonstration program, and achievement of a passing score on the Florida Professional Education Test

  • A valid standard teaching certificate issued by a US state or territory

  • A valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • A valid certificate issued by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and completion of an approved professional education competence demonstration program

  • Completion of two (2) semesters of full-time college teaching experience