Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates of SITE are eligible for Florida certification for elementary education, grades K through 6.

An EPI is an alternative certification program authorized by the Florida Department of Education and available to individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education. The SITE program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Upon completion of the SITE EPI, you will be eligible for professional educator certification in Florida. Holding educator certification in Florida may allow for you to be eligible for certification in other states. It will be important for you to contact other states in which you are interested in seeking employment to determine if they have additional requirements for certification.

The transfer of credit hours to another school is totally dependent upon the other school’s policy regarding credit transfer.

The number of students accepted into the SITE program is dependent upon the number of mentors and schools that are available to host the SITE program. We currently use schools in Alachua County.

The application deadline for Summer admission is March 15th. The SITE Program is a 3 semester (Summer B – Fall – Spring) program.

Yes, please see the information provided on the School of Teaching & Learning website for M.Ed. admissions.

No stipends are available for students in the SITE program. We strongly advise you to explore all funding opportunities listed on the School of Teaching & Learning funding opportunity page. In addition, some students have qualified for loans for financial assistance. Due to the rigorous course schedule in the one year program as well as during the internship semesters, there is little time to be employed.

Yes, applicants from out of state can apply, but be sure you understand how this State of Florida Approved Certification Program may impact your ability to get certified in other states. For those from out of state who wish to remain in Florida to teach beyond graduation, we have a special program to reduce your out of state tuition fees. Please click here to fill out an application to be considered for this special program.