The Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)

  • Consists of two test types, the Professional Education Exam (PEd) and the Subject Area Exam (SAE)
  • Are a requirement to earn a Florida Teaching Certificate
  • Are a requirement to teach a specific subject area

What Are the Two Tests, and Which One(s) Should I Take?

The FTCE has two tests. Please read the following descriptions to determine which test you will be required to take.

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Professional Education Exam (PEd)

The PEd is a multiple-choice test. If this is your first Florida Teaching Certificate, you must take the PEd Exam, which is used to measure students' knowledge of five content bases, including:

  1. Personal development
  2. Appropriate student behavior
  3. Planning instruction
  4. Implementing instruction
  5. Evaluating instruction.
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Subject Area Exam (SAE)

If this is your first teaching certification, or if you are adding a specific subject area to your certification, you will need to take the SAE.

Subject area exams measure content area knowledge for:

  • Degreed academic and vocational subject areas
  • Non-degreed Occupational Specialists

Scheduling the FTCE

How Can I Get More Information About the FTCE?

For more information on the FTCE:

  • Refer to the State of Florida's FTCE Web page
  • Contact your county school district human resources department
  • Call Seminole State's Assessment and Testing Center at 407.708.2020

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