If you are an aspiring teacher, we have the program for you! Seminole State's Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) helps baccalaureate degree holders (in fields outside of education) earn their Florida Professional Certification to teach in a K-12 classroom within nine months.
The program provides the necessary training for participants to become highly effective certified teachers. In addition to being prepared to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exams, those who successfully complete the EPI Program and achieve passing scores on the required exams will receive their five-year Professional Teaching Certificate.
EPI Program classes are offered at Seminole State's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Classes are offered in hybrid (in-class with online assignments) and online formats. Hybrid classes are held once a week, either in the evening on Tuesday or Thursday, or on Saturdays. Most classes run for a five-week period.
Adults looking for a career change, including displaced workers, U.S. veterans and mothers entering the work force, are encouraged to explore this exciting opportunity. We recommend you attend an information session and/or email the EPI program.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Educator Preparation Institute, plan to attend one of the information and registration sessions below.