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 is a seven course program that can be completed in less than one year.
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