Florida Teaching Requirements by Marymenti

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									How to Become a Teacher in Florida
How to Become a Teacher in Florida
Teachers provide education to students in an effort to help them learn new knowledge and acquire new skills. The daily duties of teachers include giving presentations, facilitating group work, assigning lessons and maintaining discipline in the classroom. Teachers also develop, administer and evaluate tests and performances completed by their students. Steps to Become a Teacher in Florida  Earning a bachelor's degree: Students considering how to become a teacher in Florida must first earn a bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree should be obtained through an accredited teacher education program.  Obtaining a Temporary Florida Educator's Certificate: Florida grants temporary teaching certificates to give aspiring Florida teachers time to complete all the requirements for a professional certificate. To obtain the temporary certificate, aspiring teachers must have a bachelor's degree and must demonstrate knowledge in their subject area.  Beginning to teach full time: Student teachers must acquire a full-time teaching position while they work toward their professional certificate. Florida will not grant a temporary certificate until an applicant is employed in a Florida school.  Completing certification exams: Florida teachers within any public school and many private schools must be certified by the state. The certification process requires general, professional and subject certification exams.  Obtaining a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate: Once the application and certification process, including fingerprint processing, is complete, Florida grants the applicant a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. The certificate is good for five years and then must be renewed.


								
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