Educator Preparation Institute, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)
The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) at Florida Gateway College is a program designed to provide individuals who have earned a four-year degree or higher from an accredited institution to enter the field of PreK-12, teaching through competency-based alternative certification. The EPI Program is a 21-credit hour, fully online, collaborative program that can be completed in less than one year. The EPI prepares teacher candidates for the PreK-12 classroom and the FTCE exams. Teacher candidates will understand and apply best practices in classroom management, instructional strategies, and teaching a diverse population as well as receive 60 ESOL hours and 240 reading competency hours upon completion.
Florida Gateway College Online
Classes are delivered online. Students are expected to commit one night per week from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., plus field experience.
Salaries range from $30,000 to $36,000 per year.
Graduates of the EPI program have a variety of career position opportunities to teach in PreK-12 schools in the state of Florida.
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All teacher candidates are required to complete 15 hours of field experience per semester. Teacher candidates must complete the required field experience paperwork and will be assigned a mentor teacher for the duration of field experience. Teacher candidates will demonstrate his or her ability to teach through:
Field experience must take place in an approved K-12 school
Testing Requirements for Graduation
Note: Fingerprinting and a Level-2 criminal background check are required before a student may enroll in Internship courses.
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