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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 demonstrate mastery of subject area knowledge as provided in Section 1012.56(5), F.S.
  • Must earn a passing score on a Florida subject area examination for bachelor’s level subjects (except Exceptional Student Education K–12) which demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge.
  • May only submit the application for the subject in which you are seeking certification. Cannot submit an application for endorsements.
  • Must have earned a 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.
  • Must be 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.

Step 1

Create Account and Complete Online Application

  • 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.

Step 2

Once you have created your online account and submitted your application, please email 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.

Step 3

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.