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Pathways to Full State Certification in Florida
Revised March 2006

Temporary Certificate (Non-renewable – Valid 3 Schools Years)

  • Bachelor's Degree with a Major in the Content Area

  • Bachelor's Degree with Required Courses and 2.5 GPA in the Content Area

  • Bachelor's Degree with a Passing Score on the Florida Subject Area Examination

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a Valid Certificate Issued by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)

 Professional Certificate (Renewable – Valid 5 School Years)

  • Valid Standard Certificate Issued by Another State

  • Valid Certificate Issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • Teacher Education Degree Program and Passing Florida Certification Examinations

Options for Moving from the Temporary Certificate to the Professional Certificate:

  • Professional Preparation College Courses, Teaching Experience, Demonstration of Professional

  • Education Competence in the Classroom, and Florida Certification Examinations

  • District Alternative Certification Program and Florida Certification Examinations

  • Educator Preparation Institute Program and Florida Certification Examinations

  • Valid ABCTE Certificate and Demonstration of Professional Education Competence in the Classroom

  • Approved College Professional Training Option for a Content Major, Demonstration of Professional Education Competence in the Classroom, and Florida Certification Examinations.