Florida Teacher Certification

Meeting all of the following is required for teacher certification in the State of Florida.

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA in all Education courses
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in Student Teaching 1 & 2
  • Demonstrate competence in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP's)
  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) - General Knowledge
  • Pass the FTCE - Subject Area
  • Pass the FTCE - Professional Education

Typically, there is a 100% success rate for Florida Tech students who seek Florida teacher certification. For certification application information, please visit the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Certification page.

Reciprocity

The State of Florida participates in a reciprocal teacher certification agreement with the states listed below via the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Certification Contract. This agreement makes it easier for teachers certified in one state to become certified teachers in another state. The following states/territories/organizations also participate:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • British Columbia
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • DODEA
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming