Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification Exams

Since 1986 Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) consists of: General Knowledge Test (GKT) covering reading, writing, mathematics skills, and the Professional Education Test (PEd): a test of pedagogy and professional practices, and finally the Subject Area Examinations (SAE): tests in the subject area(s) in which they wish to be certified: there are 41 different SAEs.

Acceptable Skills Test: GKT

Take the GKT, an acceptable skills test, which meets admissions requirements for all teacher preparation programs at USF College of Education. The FTCE General Knowledge Tests (GKT) tests four (4) basic skills: Essay, English Language Skills (ELS), Reading, and Mathematics. Use the Test information guides to get an overview of the content and format of the examination (these are not intended as all-inclusive sources of content knowledge).

Acceptable Skills Test: GRE

Or take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, which also meets admissions requirements for all teacher preparation programs at USF College of Education. Learn more about the GRE test and how to prepare to take this test.

FTCE

Review the top level pages for the fldoe.org and Pearson Education, Inc. websites for FTCE information. (Testing services, including Test Administrations, for the FTCE are provided by Evaluation Systems group of Pearson). Then check out the test specific links on this page.

FTCE Professional Education Test (PEd)

Learn more about FTCE Professional Education Test (PEd): a test of pedagogy and professional practices, required in order to obtain a professional teacher certificate. Use the Test information guides to get an overview of the content and format of the examination (these are not intended as all-inclusive sources of content knowledge).

FTCE Subject Area Examinations (SAE)

Read the overview for each of the different Subject Area Examinations that you are interested in (there are approximately 41 different SAEs) from the links on the SAE Tests page. These include information about each test, including when and where you can take the test. Use the Test information guides to get an overview of the content and format of the examination (these are not intended as all-inclusive sources of content knowledge).

Explore: Florida Dept. of Education (FLDOE)

Find more information about these examinations and more from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) website.