Learn more about the process for becoming certified to teach in the Jacksonville region.
Jacksonville corps members receive a three-year non-renewable temporary certificate. In order to qualify for the temporary certificate and be hirable by the first day of school, all corps members are required to:
- Pass a Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Subject Area Exam prior to their first day of teaching
- Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Middle Grades Integrated Certification exam prior to their first day of teaching
- Provide two copies of their degree-conferred transcript from an accredited college or university
- Pay a $75 fee to the Florida Department of Education for each subject area certification applied for
Maintaining Your Certificate
- Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test by the end of your first year teaching.
Obtaining a Professional Certificate
- Enroll in an alternative certification program and pass the Professional Education Test (PEd) by the end of their third year.
- Additional routes can be found on the Florida state certification page
Where can I get information about the certification examinations?
Visit the FLDOE website.
Teach For America Training
Summer programming starts when you arrive in Jacksonville. It is a total of seven weeks and includes three parts designed to prepare you to teach and lead in Miami-Dade:
- Week 1 Induction: Get to know Jacksonville and start to build relationships with your fellow corps members, community members, and regional staff.
- Weeks 2-6 Institute: Engage in meaningful learning experiences designed to prepare you to teach in the fall.
- Week 7 Orientation: Apply your learnings from institute to plan for your classroom in the fall and receive support from regional staff