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Special Considerations Special Considerations

Explore personal considerations to help you decide if the Central Florida region is a good fit for you.

Central Florida provides a thriving downtown experience coupled with community-centered main street charm. Our neighborhoods are both vibrant and growing. When you’re not debriefing the day’s lessons with your colleagues at one of our many eclectic restaurants and breweries, you can experience thrills at one of the Central Florida’s many theme parks—all of your out-of-town friends and family will want to visit you too.

Eligibility Requirements

Florida offers two types of educator certificates: a temporary and professional certificate. Both certificate types require the candidate to hold at least a bachelor’s degree and be able to demonstrate mastery of subject area knowledge.

LGBTQ+ Legal Protections

The Human Relations Division promotes equality of opportunity for citizens of Orlando by advocating policies of nondiscrimination and enforcing City and Federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.

Human Relations is a certified agent of both the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The anti-discrimination laws enforced by the FEPA/FHAP prohibit discrimination based on sex (includes pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, race, color, religion, sexual harassment, disability, national origin and retaliation. The HUD and Chapter 57 Housing anti-discrimination laws include familial status (presence of a child under the age of 18 and pregnant woman) as a covered basis as well.

For more information, please contact 407.246.2122 or email Additionally, you can visit the LGBTQ community page on the City of Orlando’s website.

Community Supports

At Teach For America Central Florida, we believe that one day every child in Central Florida will have the opportunity to attain an excellent public education. Orlando is a city that defies expectations. You can see it in the way we rallied together after the tragedy at Pulse nightclub; in the way we ended veteran homelessness; in the world-class hospitality we offer visitors around the globe; and at the school level, you can see it in the potential of our students. With your support, we can make “one day” possible in our lifetime.