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EPI Information Sessions will be held monthly on the following dates at 5:30-7:00pm in the S.T.E.P. Lab, located at the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 1421 (1st Floor)


Parking: Complimentary Parking is available for this event. Please be sure to have your License Plate# number available at the parking kiosk and enter the applicable code. Please park in one of the parking garages or any BLUE lot.


Wednesday, November 14th Parking Code: ZEP248

Wednesday, December 19th

Wednesday, January 23rd

Wednesday, February 20th

Wednesday, March 13th


Parking: Please visit UNF Parking Services for a complimentary parking permit.


For more information please call us at (904) 620-1823.


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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.