Adding a Subject To a Temporary
To add a subject coverage to a valid Florida Temporary Certificate, you must:
- Submit a complete online application (a complete application includes the appropriate processing fee), and
- Meet subject specialization in the subject you wish to add.
- When you apply to add a subject to your Temporary Certificate, you will be issued a Statement of Status of Eligibility for the new subject, which provides you with a customized list of requirements necessary to obtain a Professional Certificate in the new subject.
Note: Certification requirements are subject to change! It is essential that you apply for the additional subject before you begin completing requirements. To ensure that you are completing the required steps to add the subject to your certificate, the Bureau of Educator Certification will provide you with a Statement of Status of Eligibility that officially outlines the requirements you need to complete for that subject. The Bureau cannot guarantee your path to eligibility for the subject until your application form has been received and completed.
Options for Meeting Subject Specialization
- For Bachelor’s degree level subjects: Achievement of a passing score on the appropriate subject area examination.
- For all subject areas:
- Completion of the required degree and content courses listed in State Board Rule for the subject
- Hold a valid standard out-of-state certificate in the subject area applied for issued by a US state or territory (See Reciprocity), or
- Hold a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the same subject (See Chart).
Note: Acceptability of your out-of-state certificate(s) will be determined by the Bureau through the application process.