School of Education

Getting Your Florida Department of Education Teaching Certificate

In order to be eligible for a Professional Teaching Certificate from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), you must:

  1. Successfully pass all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).
    1. GKT passed for admission to BS and EPI Programs:
      1. ECE- must pass Birth to Age 4 AND Age 3 to Grade 3
      2. ESE- in addition to the ESE SAE, must take and pass an additional discipline area(i.e., elementary education, reading, middle school science)
      3. Math Ed- must pass Math Ed exam
      4. Bio Ed- must pass Bio exam
      5. EPI- must pass area stated on the Statement of Status of Eligibility
    2. Professional Test- must be passed to do student teaching/internship/field experience
  2. Successfully pass all coursework and requirements, including all clinical hours, with a minimum grade of “C” and earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Complete the application by visiting the FLDOE website at