General Knowledge

You may demonstrate mastery of General Knowledge by any one of the following:

  • Achievement of a passing score on the Florida General Knowledge Test earned no more than ten (10) years prior to the date of application
  • A valid standard teaching certificate issued by a US state or territory
  • A valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
  • Completion of two (2) semesters of full-time college teaching experience or the equivalent in part-time college teaching experience
  • Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE® revised General Test
    • GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics
    • GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading

New: During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement. Read more (PDF).