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Educator Preparation Institute Certificate of Achievement

Educator Preparation Institute Certificate of Achievement
Major Code: EDPREP
CIP: 5551399990

Program Description

The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a nine-month, competency-based program that provides baccalaureate degree holders in a field other than education the opportunity to become certified K-12 teachers. Applicants are screened for participation in this program.

The Educator Preparation Institute is a restricted-access program. Applicants must:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited postsecondary college or university and provide an official (unopened) transcript(s);
  • Complete the Seminole State College admissions application;
  • Obtain a statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education;
  • Obtain security clearance through fingerprinting for a background check with the local school district(s);
  • Attend an EPI information session;
  • Complete and pass the state of Florida General Knowledge Exam, the Professional Exam and Subject Area Exam before completing the EPI program.

Those accepted into the EPI program will receive institutional credits which cannot be used as college credit hours. However, these hours are transportable from an alternative teacher certification program to another at participating institutions within the Florida state higher education system.

Available Courses
Required Courses
Optional courses for students seeking the Reading Endorsement:
Total Credits:

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

Want more info? Contact us.

Gina Fontana
EPI Director
Office J-113 S/LM

April Jollie
EPI Certification Specialist
Office L-208C S/LM

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