Educator Preparation Institute (Certificate)
Program Code: EPI2
Location(s): Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, Online
Delivery Method(s): On-Campus, Hybrid, Online
Previous Degree Required: Bachelors
Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
Additional Limited Access Application Process Required: Yes
Program Testing Requirements:
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 13.9999
Florida Department of Education CIP Code: 5551399990
The Educator Preparation Institute provides an opportunity for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than education, to become a teacher. Certifications are available in all subject disciplines with a special emphasis on attracting teachers in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). This program is designed to develop high quality teachers. The EPI program offers convenient day, evening, and online classes. This alternative certification program enables the student to master competencies necessary not only to receive a Professional Educator’s Certificate, but also to become a successful teacher in the P-12 classroom. The program’s 24 college credits encompass topics such as classroom management, Educational Psychology, and teaching and learning processes, as well has a 30- hour field experience for students to incorporate what they have learned in the classroom. Visit the program page for more details and how to apply.
- Admission requirement specified in section 1004.85(3)(b), F.S., which requires a candidate to obtain a statement of status of eligibility (SOE) indicating the candidate is eligible for the certification subject listed on the SOE. This will be turned into the Program Coordinator.
- Complete the Eastern Florida State College admissions application.
- Obtain security clearance through fingerprinting for a background check with Brevard Public Schools.
- Interview with candidates. Prior to admissions to the program, the Education Program Coordinator/Ombudsman will meet with potential candidates and facilitate the process and procedures required in the EPI program at EFSC.
- Candidates must pass the General Knowledge Test before entry into the EPI program at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). Test Results must be submitted to the college registrar before they are admitted into the program.
- Prospective candidates must submit a writing sample before entry to the EPI program at EFSC. This will be submitted to the Program Coordinator and filed in the candidate’s individual folder.
Contact: Dr. Holly McKnight, BS Education Coordinator
|EDF 1005||Introduction to the Teaching Profession||3|
|EDF 2085||Introduction to Diversity for Educators 1||3|
|EDG 3214||Human Development and Learning||3|
|EDG 3343||Instructional Strategies 1||3|
|EDG 4410||Classroom Management 2||3|
|EDG 3949||Teaching Practicum 3||3|
|EME 2040||Introduction to Technology for Educators||3|
|RED 4335||Subject Area Reading||3|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with children and youth in school or similar settings and not via virtual modes of film or Internet. Students must obtain security clearance before obtaining hours in public schools.
Course under development
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of field-based experience in a classroom of the grade/subject intended to teach. Children and youth must be in a school or similar setting and not via virtual modes of film or Internet. Students must obtain security clearance before obtaining hours in public schools.