Office of the Dean
College of Education
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvs S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
There are many ways to become a certified teacher in Florida. We have included web pages that will provide specific information for you depending on your education and experience. Not all possibilities are listed here, but if you see one that describes your circumstances, click on the link and it will take you to the information you need.
For more information on paths to Florida teacher certification, click on http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/.
NASDTEC Knowledgebase is the most comprehensive source of information on Teacher Education and Certification in the United States and Canada.
Another excellent site for those wanting to teach outside of Florida is http://certificationmap.com/.
How would you describe your education and experience?
1. I have at least a bachelor’s degree from a Florida state approved teacher preparation program, including educator preparation institutes (TIP at Florida Gulf Coast University).
2. I have at least a bachelor’s degree with a Florida state approved minor in education.
3. I have at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.