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College of Education

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2012 (455)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2012 (455), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman

Program Summary

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

13.9999: Education, Other.

Admission Rules

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education (COE) - Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)

o Applicants must have graduated with a non-education, bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college/university or other approved Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) institution.
o Applicants must pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (GK) - all four sections.
o Applicants must pass respective Subject Area Exam (SAE).
o Applicants must present a valid FLDOE Official Statement of Status of Eligibility.
o Applicants must be computer literate.

Graduation Rules

A grade of "C" or higher is required in all EPI classes.

Graduation requirements include completing all above course requirements, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in all EPI coursework, and completing all School Based Hours.


Learning Theory and Instruction
Assessment in the Curriculum
EPI Capstone Seminar
EPI Practicum *
EPI Internship *
Building Classroom Management and Discipline
Differentiated Instruction of Exceptional and Diverse Students
Reading/Writing & Language Arts Skills in Elementary School, K-6
Reading within the Disciplines 5-12
Curriculum Development in ESOL *

* Explanation of School-based hours (SBH): Some EPI courses contain assignments which require students to spend time in a public school classroom. This classroom time is identified in the above curriculum as SBH (school based hours). Students also complete a ten week Internship course which requires them to spend five full days in an assigned classroom for the duration of this ten week internship. The College of Education coordinates the placements for all student field experiences.

Total Credits