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Teach STEM Education In Florida!

Each of the 67 Florida school districts maintains their own position vacancies. Interested job applicants should contact the appropriate district CTE Director and may also view statewide openings and post their resume online.

STEM Education Financial Programs

  • Loan Forgiveness: The Florida Department of Education, OSFA continues to administer the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers to assist with educational funding which may provide up to $17,500 to teachers in principal and interest on Federal Family Education Loans and/or Direct Loans for teaching for five consecutive years in a designated low income school. Contact OSFA Customer Service at , call their toll-free number at 1-800-366-3475, or visit the Federal Student Aid website for qualifications and a listing of eligible low-income schools.
  • There is a new Federal loan forgiveness program for public service employees. Under this program, the amount forgiven is the remaining outstanding balance of principal and accrued interest on an eligible Direct Loan for a borrower who is not in default and who makes 120 monthly payments on the loan after October 1, 2007. The borrower must be employed full-time in a public service job during the same period in which the qualifying payments are made and at the time that the cancellation is granted. More information about Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees and a listing of eligible public service jobs.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Additional information on this federal program and eligibility requirements prior to contacting the financial aid office at the college where you plan to attend.

Florida TE Certification Rule

6A-4.060 Specialization Requirements for Certification In Technology Education (Grades 6-12) Vocational-Class

  1. Plan One. A bachelor’s or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate major in industrial arts or technology education which includes at least thirty (30) semester hours in the major with credit in four (4) of the seven (7) areas specified in Plan Two below, or
  2. (2) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in industrial arts or industrial technology education to include credit in four (4) of the ten (10) areas specified below:
    • (a) Materials and manufacturing processes technology to include credit in woods, metals, and man-made materials,
    • (b) Drafting and design technology,
    • (c) Energy and power technology,
    • (d) Graphics communications technology,
    • (e) Electronics technology,
    • (f) Construction technology,
    • (g) Transportation technology,
    • (h) Biomedical technology,
    • (i) Information technology, and
    • (j) Industrial systems technology such as robotics, laser technology, fiber optics, or other feedback controlling systems.

Specific Authority 229.053(1), 231.15(1), 231.17(6)(3) FS. Law Implemented 229.053, 231.145, 231.15(1), 231.17(6) FS. History - New 10-10-89, Amended 11-13-96, 7-17-2000, 4-17-2002. Technology Education Certification Recommendations - It is strongly recommended that of the thirty (30) required semesters hours, three (3) semester hours be completed in a CAD class, six (6) hours in each of the areas of Communications, Production, and Transportation, with nine (9) additional hours from any of the rest be taken.

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University Courses

  • St.Petersburg College,
  • University of West Florida, (850) 474-2860