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English Teachers in Florida

Become a Certified Teacher in this High Need Area

English Teachers are in Demand

From Shakespeare to semicolons, English teachers cover many different areas in their classrooms. A firm grasp of English including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and reading comprehension are essential to a student’s success now and in the future. A good English teacher can help a child succeed in lifelong learning. There is a shortage of English teachers, and the students need your help.

If you’ve ever considered a career as an English teacher or have a life-long love of the language, there is a tremendous opportunity for you right now. Through Florida Teachers of Tomorrow, we can help you become a certified English teacher. Now is the time to leap into a new career.

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The Responsibilities of an English Teacher

The responsibilities of an English teacher vary greatly depending on the age of their students. In general they usually include the following:

  1. Explaining new ideas and concepts to students in clear and concise ways
  2. Guiding students towards curriculum goals and objectives
  3. Preparing students for state and national English exams
  4. Reviewing students’ progress through regular homework and tests
  5. Communicating with students, parents, counselors and principals about students’ progress

Qualities of an English Teacher

Truly effective English teachers surpass the state curriculum. They show students the pragmatic applications of English by including them in the learning process. That’s why successful English teachers have many of the following qualities:

  1. A strong set of organizational skills
  2. A calm and stabilizing demeanor
  3. Possess a genuine curiosity and love for the English language
  4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  5. A capacity to understand a student’s perspective and their learning needs
  6. Being able to work and thrive as a part of a team

Steps to Becoming an English Teacher

The Florida Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Florida to certify educators in the subject of English. All you need is a four-year bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher to get started. Once we’ve received your completed application, we will require a copy of your official transcripts, and an approved Statement of Eligibility from the FDOE (Florida Department of Education) to be admitted to our program.

Step 1: Training

Upon admission you will begin our comprehensive online training program. At Florida Teachers of Tomorrow our detailed curriculum will help you develop the skills and provide you with the knowledge you need to be prepared for the classroom. Throughout your coursework, field experience, and your internship year, Florida Teachers will offer ongoing support and assistance.

Step 2: Testing

Potential teachers seeking their certification in Florida must pass the FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exams).  To become an English teacher in Florida, you must pass the Subject Area Exam for your grade level as outlined below, and the General Knowledge Test. During your first year teaching, you will also pass the Professional Education (PEd) Test. Florida Teachers of Tomorrow will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.

If you’re planning to teach at the middle level, you must pass the Middle Grades English (5-9) Subject Area Exam. If you are planning to teach at the secondary level, you must pass the English (6-12) Subject Area Exam.

Step 3: Teaching

From the moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. Florida Teachers will assign you a Field Supervisor, who will support you throughout your internship.

Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary, middle, or secondary level, educators in the field of English are in tremendous demand in Florida. This is the perfect time to invest in your career and in the English education of young Floridians. Let Florida Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a certified teacher.

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Additional Resources

Check out this amazing resource on the advancement of English education and teaching.

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