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UNF opening new Veterans to Teachers certificate program

The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has created a new Veterans to Teachers program and is currently enrolling veteran educators wishing to gain graduate-level teaching certificates. UNF Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum faculty carefully developed the program to give veteran educators the new and advanced skills they need for professional success.

The COEHS is also in the initial stages of developing a certificate for veterans without bachelor’s degrees to target Governor DeSantis' new "Military Veterans Certification Pathway" initiative. The initiative aims to help veterans gain employment after military service and to help fill desperately needed teacher positions.  

Two certificates are now opening for enrollment of current veteran teachers:

  • The Graduate Certificate in Teacher Inquiry provides PK-12 educators with foundational experiences in inquiry and curriculum to engage in action research with their own communities of practice.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Secondary Instruction provides advanced coursework in curriculum and instruction for secondary (6-12) teachers. This opportunity focuses on enhancing the pedagogical and curricular skills of teacher leaders across content areas.

To learn more, visit To apply, contact Dr. Christian Winterbottom at