Temporary Teacher Internship Certification Pathway
Effective September 1, 2023, Florida issues a five-year Temporary Teacher Internship Certificate for individuals who are enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation program and have not earned a bachelor’s degree. To obtain a five-year nonrenewable temporary teacher internship certificate, please complete the following requirements:
- Meet the requirements of Section 1012.56(2)(a),(b),(d),(e),(f), F.S.
- Must hold a valid official statement of status of eligibility as specified in Section 1012.56(1), F.S., which reflects that the applicant has satisfied specialization requirements.
- Must be enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation program under Section 1004.04, F.S., and Rule 6A-5.066, F.A.C.
- Must complete the subject area content requirements specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge as provided in Section 1012.56(5), F.S.
- Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average on an official transcript per Rule 6A-4.003, F.A.C.
- Must satisfy the fingerprint requirement.
- Actively completing the required program field experience or internship at a public school.
There are three steps to complete the certification process and each step is outlined in the corresponding left menu tabs.
- Once you arrive at the Quick Start Menu, you will need to select Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) when asked “What are you applying for?”
- Next, you will select the Temporary Internship Certificate Application from the options in the Choose Application drop-down box. Click the blue “Select” button to begin the application.
Once you have created your online account and submitted your application, please email TeacherInternshipCertification@fldoe.org for instructions on submitting the following:
- Letter on institution letterhead documenting enrollment in a state-approved teacher preparation program with an in-progress field experience or internship at a public school.
- Official transcript emailed from the registrar.
The purpose of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is to ensure that all teacher candidates demonstrate the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge necessary to effectively instruct students in Florida.
- Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is administered to educators seeking initial certification in the K-12 system.
- Upon completion of the exam, an unofficial score report will be issued.
- The official FTCE score report will be submitted to BEC within four (4) weeks.