Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)



The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) provides an alternative route to professional teaching certification in Florida. The program is available for those with bachelors degrees in areas other than education seeking to become teachers, but not get a degree.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014-2015 EPI program. Applications will be available for the 2015-2016 Educator Preparation Institute in March of 2015. 




To learn more about teacher certification in Florida, go to  and  

Contact Information
Dr. Betty Bennett, Director
(904) 620-1823


(904) 620-1619 FAX (No cover sheet necessary - delivers directly to the EPI)


University of North Florida 
Educator Preparation Institute 
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2676


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