General Knowledge Test (GKT)
MDC now offers this test!
The General Knowledge Test (GKT) is one of three tests that compose the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE). Florida law requires that teachers demonstrate mastery of basic skills, professional knowledge, and content area of specialization. Testing requirements for teacher candidates seeking certification are described in 6A-4.0021 Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
The GKT consists of four subtests:
- Essay - 50 minutes
- English Language Skills (ELS) - 40 minutes
- Reading - 40 minutes
- Mathematics - 100 minutes
Taking the entire test, including time for the administration of the test, requires arrival at 8:00 A.M. and departure at about 1:15 P.M. Subtests may be registered for and taken separately, if desired. No other test may be taken that day. EXCEPTION: An examinee who registers to take ONLY the Essay subtest in the morning may combine that subtest with the Professional Education test in the afternoon.
NOTE: An examinee who took and passed all or part of the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) in Florida before July 1, 2002, may use the parts passed on the CLAST toward certification. For any parts not passed by that date, corresponding subtests of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) are required.
For more information please contact the Florida Department of Education or MDC School of Education at (305) 237-6203.
The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the General Knowledge Test (GKT):
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