Alternative Route: Professional Training Option (PTO) (FL)

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A Professional Training Option is an alternative certification program approved by the Florida Department of Education. Students, enrolled at a degree-granting college program, receive pre-professional level training in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and participate in an integrated school-based observation.  A PTO is meant to prepare students majoring in a content area for temporary teacher certification in Florida for that content area. Professional teacher certification in Florida is attainable after a year of successful teaching in a Florida public school, passing scores on relevant exams in the Florida Teacher Certification Examination series, and other requirements.


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Last updated on: June 15, 2021
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