School of Education

Student Support


All students who are interested in becoming teachers or learning more about the teaching profession should come to MDC SOE Advisement to learn more!

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Florida Teacher Certification Examination

MDC SOE prides itself by providing meaningful student support for all areas of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. In order to support the success of our students, MDC SOE provides workshops, tutoring, courses and one on one support in preparation for the General Knowledge Tests, Professional Examination, and Subject Area Examinations. For more information, please contact Dr. Corey Montgomery at

Student Teaching and Clinical Experience

The hallmark of an excellent teacher preparation program is the number of clinical experience hours served in classrooms. MDC SOE’s courses require many clinical experience hours which are progressive throughout the program.

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Getting your Teaching Certificate

Steps to getting your teaching certificate

Fingerprinting and Security Clearance

All pre-service teachers who are completing MDC SOE clinical experience in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) or Early Childhood Educational (ECE) centers are required to be fingerprinted and background checked and must pass a Level 2 clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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