Florida Teaching


The Florida Teaching minor is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO) meant to prepare students for temporary teacher certification in Florida by completing the professional education coursework necessary for certification.

About this Program

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With more than three-dozen faculty and students from all over the world, the School of Teaching & Learning offers on-campus and online programs in a diverse range of subjects in education.



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The minor requires completion of coursework in the professional preparation areas of human development and learning, assessment, classroom management, instructional strategies, reading competency and curriculum and special methods. Students will have extensive opportunities to integrate their teacher education coursework with actual classroom experience.

The minor is open to undergraduates with a major other than mathematics, science or education. Students with majors in mathematics or science should refer to the UFTeach minor.

Admission to this minor requires a UF GPA of 2.5 or better. Students must apply for acceptance to the minor within the college of their major and the College of Education after 45 but before 100 credits are earned.
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Those pursuing the minor are encouraged to complete the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (recommended in sophomore/junior year), the FTCE Subject Area Exam (recommended early in senior year) and the FTCE Professional Education Test (recommended mid-senior year).
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FTCE tests are not required for award of the minor, but they are required for certification.

Required Courses

All taken at UF

Classroom Management
EEX 3616Core Classroom Management Strategies (online)3
or ESE 4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in Secondary Education
Human Development and Learning
EDF 3132The Young Adolescent3
Instructional Strategies
EEX 4294Differentiated Instruction (online)3
Curriculum and Special Methods
EME 4406Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum3
Reading Competency
TSL 3323ESOL and Reading for Teachers3
EDF 4430Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
Total Credits18