Florida Teaching Degrees & Programs

In addition to completing a teaching program that results in at least a bachelor’s degree, Florida teachers must also complete all three parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations.

There are several NCATE-approved teaching schools in Florida. Continuing reading and learn about the various programs they offer to aspiring teachers.

Bachelor’s in Education Programs in FL

Students interested in earning a bachelor degree in an education can choose programs from a number of different schools in Florida. Some schools offer a 120-124-credit Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) program. Typical classes include subject courses, clinical education and internships. Bachelor degree programs with majors in art education (k-12), elementary education, secondary education (social science) and secondary education (English) are offered at Flagler College (FG).

Flagler offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with concentrations in education of the deaf and hard of hearing and in exceptional student education. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) offers a large variety of bachelor degree programs with majors in math, music, physical education, English, biology, chemistry and elementary education. Each of these programs also offer minors so students can obtain certification in specific subject areas.

FAU offers various other bachelor degree programs in the areas of counselor education; curriculum, culture and educational inquiry; exceptional student education; and exercise science and health promotion. Florida State University offers bachelor degree programs in early childhood education, English education, social science education, elementary education, exceptional student education and sports management.

Master’s in Education Programs in FL

AU offers a Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education, with its concentration in exceptionalities, is aimed at students pursuing teaching certification in Florida. Florida Atlantic University offers Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with certification in various subjects such as science, biology, chemistry, Spanish, physics and art, among others.

FAU also offers Master of Education programs in reading education, environmental education and elementary education. Master degree programs in the areas of exercise science and health promotion; educational leadership and research methodology; curriculum, culture and educational inquiry; counselor education; and communication sciences and disorders.

Master degree programs at Florida State University include master’s in higher education; career counseling; learning and cognition; curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; sports psychology; and instructional systems and learning technologies, among others

Online Teaching Degrees in FL

Albizu University offers an online Master of Science in TESOL with a concentration in exceptional student behavior. AU also offers individual online courses. Although FAU offers online education, they currently do not offer education programs through distance learning. Florida State University offers several online degree programs including Master of Science in Educational Leadership/Administration; Special Education; and Learning and Cognition. FSU also has some online certificate programs.

Florida Teaching Certification & Specializations

College certificate programs in both mathematics education and science education (grades 5-9) are offered through Albizu University at the Miami campus. An associate degree in general education, also offered at AU, can help students get the jump on their bachelor degree. FAU offers educational specialists degrees with focuses on counselor education/mental health; school counseling (k-12); adult and community leadership; and educational leadership (k-12).

FAU’s College of Education awards scholarships to many students that are enrolled in their education programs. In addition to the bachelor and master degree programs, FSU also offers certificate programs in coaching, measurement and statistics, educational leadership and program evaluation. Certificate programs can boost an academic degree and advance a teacher’s education.

All Accredited Teaching Schools in Florida

Featured online teaching schools currently accepting applicants from Florida

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Campus based teaching schools in Florida

Bethune-Cookman University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Teacher Education Program (TEP), BS in Exceptional Student Education, BS in Middle Grades Science Grades 5-9, BS in High School Biology Grades 6-12, BS in Middle Grades Mathematics Grades 5-9, BS in High School Mathematics Grades 6-12, Educator Preparation Institute, Courses for Certification

Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Teaching Programs: Elementary Education (B.S.), English Education (B.S.), Exceptional Student Education (B.S.), Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12) (B.S.), Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) (B.S.), Educator Preparation Institute (EPI), A.S. Early Childhood Education.

Marianna, FL 

Educator Preparation Institute with the following programs: AS in Early Childhood Education, BS in Early Childhood Education, and several certificate programs.

Ocala, FL 

College of Education
The School of Education has multiple teaching programs: B.S. in Education, Educator Preparation Institute (pathway for alternative teacher certification for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree.) The School of Adult Education has the following programs: Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED®

Daytona Beach, FL 

Associate in Science - Early Childhood Education
Related College Credit Certificates: Child Care Center Management, Child Development Early Intervention, Educational Assisting, FCCPC- Florida Child Care Provider Certificate, Infant/Toddler Specialization, Preschool Specialization

Cocoa, FL 

Florida A&M University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Florida Atlantic University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Florida Gulf Coast University
NCATE Accredited Institution


A.A. Degree Emphasizing Education, Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, Paraprofessional Training.

Jacksonville, FL 

Florida State University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Teacher Certifications in Educator Preparation Institute, Florida Child Care Professional Credential
AS - Early Childhood Education, multiple Associate of Arts programs designated for transfer tracks.

Panama City, FL 

Educator Preparation Institute — Accelerated teacher certification program for those with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education — Exceptional Student Education with ESOL, Middle Grades Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle Grades Science, Secondary Biology. Become a Teacher. See School of Education for more information.

Fort Pierce, FL 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - 7 concentrations
Associate in Science (A.S.) - 5 concentrations
Associate in Arts (A.A. Pathway) - 12 concentrations
College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.) - 4 programs including Educator Preparation Institute

Miami, FL 

B.S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. Teacher Education, A.S. and Certificates, Adult Education programs

Niceville, FL 

Nova Southeastern University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ACP), AA Degree - Education Major

Lakewood Ranch, Venice, FL 

NCATE Accredited Institution

DeLand, FL 

University of Central Florida
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of Florida
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of North Florida
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of South Florida
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of South Florida St. Petersburg
NCATE Accredited Institution


University of West Florida
NCATE Accredited Institution