EPI Admissions & Fees


  • Applicants must hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a nationally-or regionally-accredited college or university approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
  • Degrees from institutes outside of the United States must be validated by an agency such as Josef Sinly and Associates (http://www.jsilny.com/)
  • If you currently are NOT employed as a teacher, you must be available during K-12 school hours throughout the duration of the school year for the field experience component of the EPI.

To Apply

Application Form

Program Fees

EPI Program Fee: $2,200


EPI Application Fee: $30

Non-refundable & due with application.


FOR-PD lab fee: $35

Will be accessed if you have not taken and passed the FOR-PD course, Reading Competency 2.


The EPI program fee DOES NOT include the cost of textbooks. (Estimated cost if purchased new is $260. Used copies have been found for less than $100). Textbooks are required and will be available for purchase through the UNF bookstore and/or other online venues.


If accepted and you’re NOT teaching, you will be required to be fingerprinted at your expense by the school district where you will be doing your field experience. This is an EPI policy; and is required by the school districts.