The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) provides a pathway for individuals who have earned a four-year degree or higher from an accredited institution to enter the field of teaching through competency-based alternative certification. The EPI program is a seven course online, collaborative program that can be completed in less than one year.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will use a variety of assessments based on K12 standards and apply results of assessments to determine instructional strategies.
Students will use various instructional strategies to deliver rigorous lessons that meet the needs of all students.
Students will demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive, organized and safe learning environment that meets the needs of a diverse student population.
Requirements for Program Participation:
possess a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university
submit to finger printing for background check
possess the dispositions suitable for becoming a teacher
be of good moral character
be competent and capable of performing the duties, functions, and responsibilities of an educator
have a valid statement of eligibility for certification from the FLDOE