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The University of North Florida (UNF) Educator Preparation
Institute (EPI) is a rigorous program. If accepted, you will embark on an
intense ten-month study and practice into what is required to be an effective
educator. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to lead your own
classroom. The UNF EPI is consistently recognized by the Florida Department of
Education (FLDOE) as achieving the highest hire and retention rate of all EPI
programs in the state. Our participants work hard for this recognition.
Carefully consider the amount of time and study required to complete this program
before you apply. The EPI admits students every Fall. The application periods runs February through April of each year for the upcoming Fall start. All students will participate in a two-day orientation during the summer.
EPI Program Hours
The UNF EPI program requires a total of 300 hours. These hours are accomplished through the following activities: Site Based Sessions, Practicum Hours, Online Reading Competency 2 Course, and outside readings.
The following materials must all be submitted and received by UNF in order to be considered for
admission into the program:*
Mail the application packet, official transcripts and
application fee to the following address:
of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Or they can be dropped off at:
One-Stop Student Services, Hicks Hall, Bldg 53, Suite 1700.
Applicants must meet all the admission requirements to be
considered for enrollment into the program. Missing documents, fee or transcripts will
delay this process, and may prevent the application from being considered.
*Applications are accepted until the application deadline date
or the program is filled – whichever comes first.
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