Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Florida

Become a Teacher in Florida

If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help.

Before becoming a licensed teacher, you must meet all of Florida’s teacher certification requirements, including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a state-approved teacher education program offered by a regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a major course of study in the same subject area of the Florida license being sought.
  • Passing scores on the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations in the area of general knowledge (basic skills), as well as subject area knowledge (content) and professional preparation (pedagogy).
  • You must be employed either in a public school or a non-public school and clear a background check run by the employing school system.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Florida, please check the Florida Department of Education website:
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Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free number (888) 224-6684.

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