The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is an intensive State Approved competency-based alternative pathway to teacher certification in an accelerated mode for non-education majors who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and wish to become “highly qualified” teachers and obtain a professional state certificate.
MDC SOE EPI Program will issue a certificate of completion (form CT 133) to the FLDOE only after all of the following requirements are satisfied:
EPI courses earn “institutional credit.” This credit is recognized by the FLDOE only for the purpose of determining that all EPI program requirements have been met for the purpose of earning eligibility for teacher certification in Florida. While EPI course credit may be transferable to other EPI programs in Florida, it cannot be transferred to an associate’s, bachelor's, or higher degree program.
Individuals qualifying for the REVEST program, may qualify for a scholarship to complete the Educator Preparation Institute - College Credit Certificate. For more information, contact REVEST at 305-237-7056 or 305-237-5921.