Office for Academic and Student Services (OASS)

Alternative Teacher Certification

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree may seek alternative teacher certification through the State of Florida Bureau of Educator Certification

Complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to the state for certification: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/ The state will send you a Statement of Eligibility
  2. Schedule a Subject Area Exam if indicated on your Statement of Eligibility: Florida Teacher Certification Exams: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/ 
  3. Complete additional requirements listed on your Statement of Eligibility. The following are some of the options that are available for the Professional Education Courses:
    • Course by Course - student registers for FAU courses independently and is responsible for cost of tuition & books - student should apply as a non-degree seeking student (fau.edu/registrar/pdf/Non_Degree_Enrollment.pdf) and register for appropriate courses according to their Statement of Eligibility. Professional education courses designed to address requirements on Florida Department of Education Statement of Eligibility.
    • Teaching and Leadership Center - www.browardschools.com/TLCenter
      for application procedures for free programs to earn your professional certificate. The TLC program is currently for full-time teachers in Broward with a temporary certificate and prospective math and science teachers.
Updated April 15, 2014