Professional Development Certification Program (Temporary Certificate) (FL)

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Professional Development Certification Program (Temporary Certificate) (FL)

Description
This teacher preparation program serves kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers who hold a Florida Temporary Educator’s Certificate who must complete professional preparation training in education to meet the requirements for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.

Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Florida
Contact Phone: 800-445-6739
For more information please visit the state website: https://www.altcertflorida.org/

Notes
Post-baccalaureate alternative certification programs provided by state-approved Florida public school districts.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
ACTFL exam accepted for which there is no Florida developed certification subject area examination.

Candidates should review Specialization Requirements for Certification in World Languages (Grades K-12):
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/rules/6A-4-0243.asp

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/step1.asp

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=florida

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
In order to obtain a Professional Certificate, the applicant must meet all program and district requirements and pass all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations.

Notes:

FL Fingerprint Processing Instructions:
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/fingerprint.asp

In order to obtain a Professional Certificate, the applicant must meet all program and district requirements and pass all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The Florida Department of Education allows each school district to have an Professional Development Certification Program (PDCP) for teachers. This two-year program makes it possible for applicants to teach while working toward certification.

Visit the Program Coordinators page for a list of participating school districts:
https://www.altcertflorida.org/coordinators/

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:55 PM


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