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Component 1: PREP for Your Future

Virtual Teaching Academy

PREP for your future through dual enrollment!

UNF’s free Virtual Teaching Academy gives Clay County high school students the opportunity to enroll in UNF courses while in their junior and senior year. Once at UNF, students can receive up to $500 each semester, for their first two years at UNF.

Course Options

EDF 1005: Intro to Teaching (fall semester only)

EME 2040: Intro to Educational Technology (fall semester only)

EDF 2085: Intro to Diversity for Educators (spring semester only)

LDR 3003: Intro to Leadership (spring semester only)

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed online admissions application
  • Signed high school application signatures page
  • Transcripts showing 3.0 unweighted high school GPA Test Scores
  • SAT: 24 Reading, 25 Writing, 24 Math
  • PERT: 114 Math, 106 Reading, 103 Writing
  • ACT: 18 English, 19 Math, 19 Reading

  Students must re-apply each semester.

Fall Deadlines

Official deadline soon to be released!

Application Deadline: June 2024

Application Materials Deadline: June 2024

Classes Begin: August 2024

UNF Summer Bridge

Spend a week at UNF for FREE! Summer Bridge dates will be released soon! 


  • Current junior or senior at a Clay County high school who is interested in teaching

Experiences may include:

  • Attending workshops to become college and career ready
  • Learning about financial aid and scholarships
  • Completing Osprey Challenge Course, ziplining and team building
  • Exploring downtown Jacksonville
  • Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Jacksonville)

Students will stay on campus in one of our residence halls as well as dine on campus. Spots are limited.

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Continue your education at UNF and get paid for it!

Financial support available for Clay County high school graduates pursuing a degree at UNF that leads to initial teacher licensure.

Preference given to students who come from a historically underrepresented group, have a desire to teach in high need locations and/or are majoring in a critical teacher shortage area.


  • Graduate at a Clay County high school
  • Enroll in UNF
  • Major in a degree that leads to initial teacher licensure
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher
  • Successfully complete UNF courses each semester


  • Receive up to $500 for enrolling at UNF and declaring a teacher education major that leads to initial licensure
  • Receive up to an additional $2,000 during your freshman and sophomore years at UNF pending successful completion of courses ($500 fall, $500 spring)
  • Experience individualized and group support in your transition to UNF

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