Educator Preparation Institute
Educator Preparation Institute Program (F225)
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
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
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.
Students must complete all the coursework with a 2.5 GPA or higher, complete a portfolio, demonstrate teaching skills, and pass all FTCE exams.
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|
|EPI0004||The Teaching and Learning Process||3|
|EPI0010||Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading||3|
|EPI0030||Diversity in the Classroom||2|
|EPI0950||Teaching Methods Practicum||2|
|Total Program Credits: 21|
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.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/