Office of the Dean
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvs S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
I have at least a bachelor’s degree and hold a valid standard teaching certificate or license from another state.
If you meet the above qualifications, becoming certified to teach in Florida is a fairly simple process. Click on http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/level1.asp and follow the instructions.
It is to your advantage to apply for Florida certification in the same subject area as your current out-of-state certification or license. If you wish to add additional subjects onto your Florida Professional Teaching Certificate after you receive it that can be accomplished by passing Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE). Go to http://www.fldoe.org/asp/ftce/ for more information about the exams.