The Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation coursework is designed for persons desiring to teach in the State of Florida, grades K-12. After successful completion of the curriculum plan and the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), students may apply for Florida Teacher Certification at the Florida Department of Education at



Refer to Graduate Program –Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation Admission in the Admission section of this catalog.

Fall, Spring and Summer semesters - $372 (per semester hour)



The following courses are required.

Elementary Teachers (Grades K-6)

Code Course Credit
EDU 501​ Human Growth and Development ​ 3​
EDU 557 Mainstreaming and Classroom Management 3
EDU 601 Measurement, Evaluation & Assessment in Education 3
EDU 529 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction 3
EDU 532 Effective Instructional Strategies 3
Total: 15

Secondary Teachers (Grades 6-12)

Code Course Credit
EDU 501 Human Growth and Development 3
EDU 557 Mainstreaming and Classroom Management 3
EDU 601 Measurement, Evaluation & Assessment in Education 3
EDU 586 Reading & Learning Skills in Content Areas for  3
Middle & High School Teachers​
EDU 532 Effective Instructional Strategies 3
Total: 15​