Want to Become a Teacher? 


The 2018-2019 EPI Application will be available on December 1st.


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.



Want to Learn More? 


Upcoming Information Sessions   

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 


Timucuan Elementary School

5429 110th Street

Jacksonville, FL  32244


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 


Sandalwood High School

2750 John Promenade Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL  32246