Florida Teacher Certification in Three Simple Steps
We understand that you are busy, and traditional education can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 17,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!
1. APPLY ONLINE
You can get started today by completing an online application in as little as 10 minutes. It’s free to apply and once you are accepted, it’s just $99 to enroll!
Start your training and be qualified to teach in as few as six weeks. Continue your coursework while teaching with full pay on a Temporary License.
Imagine a rewarding career as a teacher impacting the lives of your students! iteach is trusted and respected by school districts and prepares you to be confident in the classroom.
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Florida Teacher Certification Guide
At iteach, our goal is to make teacher certification as simple as possible for you. There are several steps you must take to get your certification. With this guide, we hope to simplify the process on your journey to success. Enter your name and email to get the guide now.
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Ready to Get Started?
Review program admissions requirements and apply online. It is free to apply, and once all of your materials are submitted, we’ll let you know if you are accepted within three to five business days.
Start the Teacher Certification Process
Immediately upon completing the free application, you will gain access to your first course: 5000, An Overview of the Certification Process. You can complete this course while you assemble your application.
On your portal homepage, you will be provided a checklist as a guide for admissions.
One of the first things you will need is to complete the CG10 application with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and submit to our office your Statement of Eligibility (see video).
Florida Teacher Certification Training
Training with iteach Florida begins immediately upon completing the free application and start the overview course, 5000. Once you enroll, complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace.
- 5100 – Learning Environments
- 5200 – Learner Development
- 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
- 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
- 5500 – Curricular Adaption for Special Needs Students
- 5600 – Diverse Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
Within the iteach Florida course curriculum, educators will demonstrate the ability to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction (TCFL 5300 – Planning for Instruction and Assessment, TCFL 5400 – Literacy, 21st Century Instruction, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). The educator will also demonstrate the effective use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to improve teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student academic achievement (TCFL 5700 – Your Field Experience).
You will complete a one-year (two-semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.
Complete course 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.
How to prepare for residency
You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled in the iteach Florida Teacher Preparation Program with TCFL 5300 completed and a content area exam passed.
You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter, or Florida recognized private school.
Supervision during externship
During the internship (residency), you will be assigned an iteach Florida field supervisor who will observe classroom instruction and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.
You must secure your own externship position through the district application/interview process. To secure a position, iteach Florida will provide you the necessary documents to present to hiring school systems showing your eligibility to teach.
To apply for a position, you would follow the established procedures of the district or school system. This could mean going through the Human Resource office for larger schools or contacting the principal at a local charter school, for example. We encourage you to consider the needs of the districts and schools. It would be more of a challenge to secure a teaching position in an area of low-needs as opposed to high-needs areas.
iteach Florida Teacher Certification Areas
- Prekindergarten/Primary (PK-3)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
Middle School (5th – 9th)
- Social Studies
High School (6th – 12th)
- Social Science (broad field)
All Level (K – 12th)
- Exceptional Students Education Areas
- Physical Education
What People Are Saying…
Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach gave her the chance to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.
“If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone has ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb
Simple Payment Plan
Our program is $99 to enroll and $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide it into 8-10 equal interest-free monthly payments during your field experience.
We have partnered with Passage Preparation and the Teaching Channel so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.
With our program, you can begin teaching in a matter of weeks with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success.