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 hybrid courses and two practicum experience courses. 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 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 at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Contact the Institute of Teacher Education 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||Education Teaching 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/