Educator Preparation Institutes (EPI)

Educator Preparation Institutes (EPIs)


Educator Preparation Institutes (EPIs) provide an alternate route to teacher certification for mid-career professionals and college graduates who were not education majors. Students with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may enter an EPI program, which consists of competency-based instruction, to prepare to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) in Professional Preparation and Education Competence. Students must also demonstrate General Knowledge and Subject Area Competence. (General Knowledge and Subject Area instruction is not covered by EPI programs; subject area varies, depending on student’s baccalaureate preparation.)

EPI Information