We have exciting news about the Secondary Certificate Program! Starting in Fall 2024, we are changing the structure of the program to a fall-spring schedule (9 credits in the fall, 9 in the spring). You have plenty of time to submit your application, which is due July 1.
So, if you are interested in teaching math, science, English, or social studies at the secondary level (6-12 grades) and want strong coursework and a rigorous supervised field experience in your content area, this program is for you! We offer an online program that leads to Florida Teacher Professional Certification at the post-baccalaureate level.
Our program is:
- Completed in 2 semesters (18 credits total)
- Focused on strong subject-area preparation, with 1 semester of supervised student teaching
- Online, with video-based supervision (or local supervision if you reside in Gainesville)
- Fully approved by the Florida Department of Education and leads to eligibility for Professional Educator certification in Florida.
Also, credits from the Secondary Teaching Preparation program can be transferred into a related Master’s degree program in the School of Teaching and Learning if you earn a grade of B or higher in each Certificate Program course. Please see below if you are interested in our MAE program.