The Education Program at Seminole State College prepares students to work in diverse educational environments.

Seminole State is accredited and approved by FLDOE to offer college level credits that individuals may use to earn the A.A. in education, earn a B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6), earn a B.S. in Exceptional Student Education (K-12), renew their teaching certificate, or move from a temporary certificate to a professional certificate. We offer a variety of coursework to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition at about half the cost of a state university
  • Convenient online, day and evening classes
  • Approved by Florida Department of Education
  • Experienced faculty
  • Project-based, learner-centered courses
  • Small class sizes

Important Notes

Background Screening Requirements

Students must be able to pass background screening and fingerprinting requirements set forth by the FLDOE and local school districts not only to participate in field experiences and internships during coursework, but also to be eligible for Florida Educator Certification and for employment in any position that requires direct student contact.  See details at

Bachelor Degree Requirements

B.S. in Elementary Education and B.S. in Exceptional Student Education must pass all three (3) components of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (General Knowledge Test [GK], Professional Education Test [PEd], and Subject Area Examination [SAE] Elementary Education K-6 or Exceptional Student Education K-12) prior to enrolling in EDE 4941 Pre-Internship Field Experience I and EDE 4943 Student Teaching Internship II or EEX 3940 Pre-Internship Field Experience I Exceptional Education and EEX 4936 Student Teaching Internship II Exceptional Education. 

Exam details may be found at Register online at


Ashley M. Navarro, Ph.D.
Professor, Education

Regina Fontana, Ed.D.
Educational Preparation Institute (EPI) Director

Janine McGrath, M.Ed.
Educational Preparation Institute (EPI)
Education Program Coordinator