Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation

The Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation coursework is designed for persons desiring to teach in the State of Florida, grades K-12. After successful completion of the curriculum plan and the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), students may apply for Florida Teacher Certification at the Florida Department of Education at



Application for admission to the School of Education Alternative Teacher Certification courses may be obtained online at All application materials should be returned to the Center for Professional Studies, 2800 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394.


  1. A bachelor's degree with an overall subject area GPA of 2.00 from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A completed graduate admission application.
  3. A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  4. Official transcripts showing all degrees and college credit earned.
  5. Background check for all field placements

The following courses are required:
Elementary Teachers (Grades K-6) Code Course Credit
EDU 501 Human Growth and Development                                                                                      3
EDU 557 Mainstreaming and Classroom  Management                                                                    3
EDU 601 Measurement, Evaluation & Assessment in Education                                                       3
READ 505 Methods of Teaching Elementary Language Arts                                                             3
EDU 532 Effective Instructional Strategies                                                                                         3
                                                                                                                                               Total:  15

Secondary Teachers (Grades 6-12)Code Course Credit

EDU 501  Human Growth and Development                                                                                        3
EDU 557  Mainstreaming and Classroom Management                                                                       3
EDU 601 Measurement, Evaluation, & Assessment in Education                                                         3
EDU 586 Reading & Learning Skills in Content Areas for Middle & High School Teachers                 3
EDU 532 Effective Instructional Strategies                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                                                  Total:  15​

 *These courses do not result in a degree or certificate from Jacksonville University*