Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)
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 Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) as part of
the state’s effort to address teacher shortages in critical areas. As such, the
UNF 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 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.
Applications for the 2015 / 2016 UNF EPI program will be
available online in March of 2015.
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