The FTCE is composed of three tests:
General Knowledge, and
Subject Area Exams.
Click on the link below to obtain the most current information from the Florida Department of Education/ Bureau of Educator Certification regarding the Florida Teacher Certification Exam.
There are four testing sites in the Greater Jacksonville Area:
- FSCJ (Downtown Campus)
- Pearson Testing Center located at 8380 Baymeadows Rd. Suite # 11
- Pearson Testing Center located at 8659 Baypine Rd.
One would need to register online and pay the appropriate fees to Pearson to take any part of the FTCE.
- Test PEd: Professional Education - Candidates applying for a Professional Certificate may need to take the Professional Education Test. See your Official Statement of Status of Eligibility.
- This multiple-choice test assesses general knowledge of pedagogy and professional practices and consists of approximately 120 items.
- A revised, updated version of the Professional Education Test was administered for the first time in July 2003.
- Test SAE: Subject Area Exam - These are exams for degreed academic and some vocational subject areas. These exams measure content area knowledge, usually in a multiple-choice format. English 6-12, Middle Grades English 5-9, French K-12, German K-12, and Spanish K-12 also require an essay. Spanish K-12 and French K-12 are administered in a language lab, and German K-12 has an interview. Speech 6-12 has a videotaped portion. Candidates applying for a Professional Certificate and those adding a subject area to a Professional Certificate must pass a subject area exam in the field(s) in which they seek certification. (Current programs offered at UNF)
- General Knowledge Test (GK) - The required basic skills test for teacher certification is the General Knowledge Test for which you can register using the application in the registration bulletin. The General Knowledge Test is a basic skills achievement test containing four subtests: Mathematics (45 multiple-choice items), Reading (40 multiple-choice, passage-based items), and English Language Skills (40 multiple-choice items), and Essay.