2016-2017 Application Period Closed


All Applicants Must Have a “Statement of Status of Eligibility” (for a Temporary Certificate) to be Accepted to the EPI. This may require that you pass a

Subject Area Exam –



Read about temporary certificate eligibility


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.


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The Learning Liaisons 

Offered exclusively through The Learning Liaisons, teacher candidates can get the knowledge, skills and attitude needed for 1st attempt success on their upcoming Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Visit their FTCE website @ www.FTCEworkshops.com for more information about their Live! Online workshops and FTCE Video courses. You can find upcoming schedules & registration on their website. FTCE Video courses give you the chance to have unlimited access (during enrollment) to see a few of their latest workshop recordings and review materials.  


All workshops consists of an examination of the exams blueprint from the Florida DOE, introduction of effective test-taking strategies with FTCE type questions, and a discussion of additional resources to help you guarantee 1st attempt success!