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Prepare for teacher certification in Florida: Learn how with this comprehensive guide

Everything you need to know about earning your Florida teacher certification in one downloadable guide.

We’ll walk you through the direct and alternative pathways to teacher
certification in Florida, including Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW® program.
In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn:

  • The steps involved in earning your teacher certification
  • The timeline to becoming a licensed teacher in Florida
  • The requirements and exams that lead to certification
  • When and how to submit your teacher certification application
  • And much more!

The “Guide to Teacher Certification in Florida” simplifies the Florida teacher
certification process for aspiring teachers. Inside, find answers to some of the
most common questions about Florida teacher certification; then, define your
unique pathway to becoming a Florida educator.

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Join a workforce of professional educators in the Sunshine State

Providing superior education to millions of Florida students begins with professionally trained and certified educators. Nationally, the Florida school system ranks No. 3 for the best in education and No. 16 for pre-K to grade 12(i). It’s also the country’s fourth-largest school system, with almost 3 million students annually in 4,000 public schools(ii). Educator preparation institute programs like Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW prepare aspiring teachers for success in one of the largest and top-ranking school systems.
There’s never been a better time to become a certified educator in Florida. Florida educators are the ninth-highest paid in the nation(iii), and they’re in high demand. In September 2022, 4,400 open teacher positions were reported in the Florida education system(iv). For the 2023-2024 school year, the Florida Department of Education has identified a high demand for certified educators in the following areas.

  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • English
  • General Science
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Reading
  • Physical Science
  • Math
  • Tech Education (CTE)

In the “Guide to Teacher Certification in Florida,” discover why thousands of Florida educators not only love their job, but also how they make a positive impact on millions of students each year.

“Great experience with awesome supportive cohorts. Moreland University has equipped me with the skills to become a confident educator. The teaching and instructional strategies have certainly made an enormous difference in how and what I teach.”

— Michelle P., Moreland University graduate

Learn more with your comprehensive guide to teacher certification in Florida.

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