Alternative Certification Program
The Alternative Certification Program is an alternative way to obtain Florida Teacher Certification. Participants must have a bachelor’s degree or above in an area other than Education. The program uses a state-approved collaborative community college model for competency-based teacher certification. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, participants are eligible to apply for Florida Professional Teacher Certification. This is a limited-access, intense, and highly condensed program. This program may be completed in approximately one year.
Application information is distributed at scheduled information sessions. Call CF, (352) 854-2322, Extension 1597 or email email@example.com for more information. Office Location: CF Main Campus; 3001 SW College Rd.; Ocala, FL; University Center -Bldg 41. Walk-ins are welcome!
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in non-education area
Statement of Status of Eligibility (SOE) issued by FL Department of Education (based on college coursework or passing score on a subject area exam - SAE). Evaluate your transcript – information below.*
Passing score on General Knowledge FTCE
One-Page Essay – “Why I Want to be a Teacher”
Assessments – Personality Plus and Career Scope
Each participant must be able to pass FBI background check and fingerprinting as well as complete required internship orientation
*Transcript Self-Evaluation: Compare coursework to subject area certification requirements on the Florida
DOE website: www.fldoe.org/edcert/subjlist.asp
Certification Application: www.fldoe.org/edcert
Test Registration and Prep Materials: www.fl.nesinc.com. Please see CF-EPI website for test prep workshops offered: http://www.cf.edu/departments/instruction/las/epi/
- Tues, Thurs evenings or Fri, Sat schedule
- Cohort group (21 credit hours)
- Performance Based
- Strict Attendance Policy
Cost: $30 One-time Application Fee Plus Tuition per term approx. $985.40 (Lab fees & books not included)
Textbooks: Purchased by participants. Lending library available on some textbooks.
- Federal student financial aid is now available to EPI students who qualify. Obtain a FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov . Complete online. Bring in official high school transcript to our office.
- Some veterans may qualify for funding. Contact Ron Burton or Karla Pitman; (888) 358-7667; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.