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How to become a teacher in Florida

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Submit your CG10 application to the FLDOE and send us your Eligible SOE to enroll

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at your own pace by completing your online training

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for up to one academic year with full pay and benefits while completing flexible coursework

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Fully certified

upon successful completion of all program requirements

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Begin by applying for free today. Our Program Advisors work with you to develop a personalized strategy to become a certified teacher.

All you need is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.50 GPA.

GPA Requirements

  • 2.50 GPA posted on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution

After submitting your application, you may send us your official transcripts right away for the most streamlined service. You can send them in the mail, or some campuses use the eScrip-Safe service.

Additional Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Completed application to Florida Teachers
  • Passing Score on the Florida Teachers Screening Instrument
  • “Eligible” Statement of Status of Eligibility from the FL DOE
  • Completed free background check through Florida Teachers of Tomorrow
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Start Training and Testing

Complete your testing and training at your own pace.* Our study resources help you get ready for testing, and our innovative online training prepares you for a top-of-the-line teaching career.


The Florida Teacher Certification Exams are required testing for all prospective teachers. Testing requirements vary by subject area and can be found by clicking ‘Learn More’ below.

With more than 20 subject areas to choose from, we help you identify the certification area(s) that best match your skills and interests.

Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the certification area(s) that complement your skills and interests, and give you the best chance to get hired.

We offer test preparation modules for the General Knowledge Test within our online training. We also have a robust program for the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) and the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE) through Learning Liaisons. Finally, we provide information on where to find free state preparation manuals, tests at-a-glance, test familiarization videos, and interactive practice tests.

We are actively building a free online forum in which teachers share their study tips and test feedback.


You have the option to complete your flexible on-demand training while you teach, as you will be gaining the expertise and knowledge necessary to be success in the classroom.

Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, which is continually updated to provide the most relevant and effective classroom preparation.

Self-paced online training format is offered so that you can train to be a teacher while teaching with full pay and benefits.*

During the Internship Year, our teacher candidates complete case studies and field work in classroom management, among other areas of concentration such as literacy and assessment.

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • FREE Resume Review Services
  • Interview Questions readiness training
  • Marketability with school districts
  • Get Hired Seminars and Webinars
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Your school is also there to help you. Your school district will assign you a mentor for additional classroom support and guidance.


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During the internship year of teaching, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher. Your district-assigned on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

Career Guidance

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

FREE Resume Review Services

  • Put together a stunning resume and portfolio
  • Prepare for the tough interview questions
  • Make the best impression with school districts
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Classroom Support

Your Field Supervisor is a veteran educator who is assigned to you personally when you begin teaching in the classroom as a teacher of record. They will visit and observe your classroom three times throughout the year. Your Field Supervisor works closely with you via phone and email to offer continuous guidance and support.


As you gain classroom experience, you will continue your online training modules, at your own pace, working to meet completion goals.

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Fully Certified

Upon successful completion of the requirements and necessary in-classroom teaching experience, you will receive your Professional Certificate and become fully certified to teach in the state of Florida.

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How long does it take to become a certified teacher with Teachers of Tomorrow?

The length of teacher certification with Florida Teachers of Tomorrow is up to each individual enrolled in the program! Due to its self-paced program, participants are able to take it as fast or as slowly as they like. Most that take part in Teachers of Tomorrow complete their certification while also working! Once the training is finished, individuals will teach in the classroom while finishing the remaining requirements of the program.

What are the requirements to become a teacher in Florida?

In order to become a teacher in Florida, candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree and must complete a teacher certification program. Florida Teachers of Tomorrow is an approved Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) that individuals can complete to become teachers in Florida. With flexibility built into the curriculum, this program is a great option for almost any candidate. Learn how Florida Teachers of Tomorrow might be the right fit for you!

Can I become a high school teacher through this program?

Yes, you can become a high school teacher through this program! Through Florida Teachers of Tomorrow, individuals are able to gain their certification in a variety of areas. This means they can gain their certification in certain subjects through the four grades of high school. Find out how the certifications are broken out and which certifications you can get for each grade!

What courses can I teach after I complete the program?

After you complete the program, you can be certified in many different areas. The certification areas offered by Florida Teachers of Tomorrow are range across a variety of grades. These certification areas are Elementary (PK-6), Middle (5-9), Secondary (6-12), Exceptional Students Education Areas (K-12), Degree Career and Technical Education (6-12), K-12 (All Grades), and World Language (K-12). Find out what subjects individuals can be certified in for each section.

*Please be advised that while you have the flexibility to complete your training at your own pace, there is a maximum completion duration specified in your enrollment agreement.
For further details, please refer to your enrollment agreement.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust