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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Educator Preparation Institute

Educator Preparation Institute Program  (F225)

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Program Description
This institutional credit program is designed for professionals with non-education bachelor's degrees to help them transition into teaching careers through competency-based coursework, portfolios, and practicum experience.

This teacher certification program consists of seven fully online courses and one practicum experience course. The required courses provide the student with a baseline of knowledge in educational theory, effective teaching strategies, classroom management and instructional technology.

This program also offers elective courses to further enhance skills in the teaching of reading.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Candidates for the program must have 1) a non-education bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, 2) a minimum 2.5 grade point average and also a SOE (Statement of Status of eligibility) from DOE and 3) passing score on the GKT, General Knowledge Exam for Reading, English, Essay & Math. Candidates must complete College and program applications and be interviewed by the program manager.

Completion Requirements
Students must complete all the coursework with a 2.5 GPA or higher, complete a portfolio, demonstrate teaching skills, and pass all FTCE exams.

Program Length
Approximate program length: one year.

The program is offered fully online.

For More Information
Contact the Educator Preparation Institute at (561) 868-3823.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 21
EPI0001 Classroom Management 3
EPI0002 Instructional Strategies 3
EPI0003 Educational Technology 3
EPI0004 The Teaching and Learning Process 3
EPI0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading 3
EPI0020 Professional Foundations 2
EPI0030 Diversity in the Classroom 2
EPI0950 Teaching Methods Practicum 2
Total Program Credits: 21

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Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities include working as a certified teacher in a public, charter or private K-12 school setting.

Career Path Notes
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply for their Florida Professional Educator Certificate.

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