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
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) - formerly NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education).
- M.Ed. Educational Administration
- M.Ed. School Counseling
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in ESL
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Special Education
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Autism
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented
- M.Ed. Ed Tech Leadership
- M.Ed. Digital Learning and Leading
- M.Ed. Special Education
- M.Ed. Special Ed - Autism
- Multiple graduate certificates in Principal Education, Superintendent Education, and Counseling and Development
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Campus based teaching schools in Florida
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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
IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS
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
AS - Early Childhood Education, multiple Associate of Arts programs designated for transfer tracks.
Panama City, FL
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
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
FL, ONLINE PROGRAMS
Lakewood Ranch, Venice, FL