General Knowledge Test (GKT)
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.
For more information please contact the Florida Department of Education or MDC School of Education at (305) 237-6203.
CLAST scores for FTCE: Prospective and returning teacher certification candidates who have taken the CLAST prior to July 1, 2002 and received passing scores on any subtest may request a duplicate CLAST score report via the State’s web portal. Any CLAST subtest not passed by June 30, 2002 will require corresponding subtests from GKT.
The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the General Knowledge Test (GKT):
Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:
- Sign language interpreters
- Adaptive or assistive technology
- Note takers
- and more
An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.
For more information visit the following link Requesting Alternative Testing Arrangements.
Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
- Candidate sends documentation to test vendor.
- Test vendor evaluates the candidate's documentation.
- Test vendor determines the candidate's test accommodations.
- Test vendor informs candidate of accommodations and schedules test.
- Test vendor informs Testing Center of candidate's accommodations and sends test materials for test day.
||Please contact the publisher for payment details.
MDC administers the test at: