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Educator Preparation Institute, C.C.C.

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Banner Code: CBTC

College Credit Certificate

(21 credit hours)

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

  1. Teacher candidates will demonstrate the ability to create effective data-driven instruction and implement knowledge and skills learned in the teaching process to improve student learning.
  2. Teacher candidates will recognize that effective educators adhere to the Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession of Florida and fulfill expected obligations to the education profession.
  3. Teacher candidates will apply concepts from human development and learning theories to design differentiated lesson plans aligned with the standards and require students to engage in rigorous activities.
  4. Teacher candidates will create and maintain a student-centered classroom that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and collaborative.
  5. Teacher candidates will utilize a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the subject taught to deliver engaging and challenging lessons using varied instructional strategies, including technology, to differentiate, and modify instruction to promote achievement.
  6. Teacher candidates will analyze and apply data from a variety of assessment tools to drive the learning process and help students reach mastery level.

Requirements for Program Participation:

  • possess a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.5 GPA on official transcripts
  • 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
  • receive a passing score on all four areas of the General Knowledge Exam

Educator Preparation Institute Total 21 Credit Hours

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