USF College of Education students who graduate from an initial teacher preparation programs are immediately eligible for a five-year professional Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) teaching certificate upon application and fingerprint clearance. In addition, many of our graduates will satisfy requirements toward eligibility of an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement . Read further and learn how to add this endorsement and more to your certification.
Initial Certification Application
Seek your initial certification in Florida and review the step-by-step information available from the Florida Department of Education website Certification Steps guide.
Renew your certification by reviewing the Florida Department of Education's Florida Educator Certification Renewal Requirements and apply for renewal . Once you have received your Statement of Eligibility, contact Student Academic Services, Debbie Rook at firstname.lastname@example.org.