The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is an alternative certification program for students with a non-education bachelor's degree or higher. Education curriculum and field experiences are combined in an accelerated, three-semester program that leads to a Florida Professional Certificate.
The following bachelor's degrees build on your Associate in Arts degree, provide school-based hours and an internship and give you a clear path toward your Florida Professional Certificate.
As a state certified elementary teacher, you can teach grades K-6. At SPC, you earn your Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education through the College of Education Center of Excellence in Elementary Teacher Preparation. We also offer the Elite Educator Program, a new partnership between St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas County school system with special monetary incentives for earning your B.S. in Elementary Education.
A Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) prepares you to teach ESE classes for grades K-12 and to pass the General Education certification test. As a result, the majority of ESE graduates enter the workforce with multiple certifications, giving them a distinct advantage over candidates. The program also meets state requirements for endorsements in reading and English for speakers of other languages.
Our Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in grades 5-9.
Our Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Math Education combines math content and applications with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach math in grades 5-9.
Math education prepares you for a rewarding career in high demand. Our Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education prepares students for professional certification to teach math in grades 6-12.
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