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The University of North Florida (UNF) Urban 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 Urban 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 Urban 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.
Required UNF Urban EPI Program Hours
The UNF Urban 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.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or
higher from a regionally accredited college or university
approved by the FLDOE. Degrees from institutes outside of the United States must
be translated and validated by an agency such as Josef Sinly and Associates (http://www.jsilny.com)
- Applicants must have a Statement of Status of
Eligibility giving them eligibility for a Temporary Certificate in the
area they are seeking certification. Go to http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/steps.asp
for information and to apply.
- If you don’t have a degree in the area in
which you are seeking certification, you may need to pass the Subject
Area subtest. The FLDOE can confirm this when they review your
transcripts only after you apply at the website above. The $75 fee
is only charged once per subject area.
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher is
preferred, though not required.
The following materials must all be submitted and received by UNF in order to be considered for
admission into the program:*
- Click the ‘Application’ button to access the
current application packet.
- The application packet must be filled out online,
then printed and signed before being submitted.
- Official Transcripts
- Please provide your official transcripts from
every college or university you attended, even if you did not receive a degree.
- If you are a previous UNF student, you do not
need to provide UNF transcripts.
- Your application will not be processed until all
your transcripts have been received.
- $30 Application Fee
- Checks should be made out to “University of North
- Cash payments must be made to the Cashier’s
Office (UNF Hicks Hall, Building 53, Suite 1100)
- Statement of
Status of Eligibility
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 until the program is filled – whichever comes first.