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Want to Become a Teacher? 

Now accepting Prospect Forms and Applications for Cohort 14.  

You must submit a prospect form before submitting an application.

The Urban EPI application is due April 1, 2018.




Interested in joining the program? Click here to start the process! Next, you can Apply Here


The University of North Florida (UNF), College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), has been approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to provide an Urban Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) as part of the state’s effort to address teacher shortages in critical areas. As such, the UNF Urban EPI provides an alternative route for individuals to obtain a professional teaching certification in the state of Florida. The program is designed for those individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a non-education major and desire to become teachers, but do not wish to pursue an additional degree to do so.


Individuals who complete the UNF Urban EPI program will receive a credential that confirms the state’s Professional Education Competencies requirements for professional certification have been achieved, and eligibility to apply to the FLDOE for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.



Learn more at our upcoming information session       

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 


Sandalwood High School

2750 John Promenade Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL  32246


If you would like to attend, please fill out an RSVP!!!