Teacher Certification

Certification Services

Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)

Learn about the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) and get test content information for: FTCE Competencies and Skills, Test Information Guides, FTCE Cognitive Complexity and FTCE/FELE Testing Time and Number of Questions. Follow the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) certification steps. Discover teaching services for certificate examinations, initial applications and more.

FLDOE: Add an ESOL Endorsement

Learn what's required to add an Endorsement or a Subject Area to a Florida Professional Certificate.

FTCE/FELE (Pearson Education, Inc.)

Find information on: Tests, Registration, Preparation, Policies, Scores and more.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Learn more about the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, which satisfies the requirement for passing an acceptable skills test needed for admission to USF College of Education's teacher preparation programs.

Career Help

Find helpful information resources/tips from the College of Education or walk-in to get help from Career Express, we can discuss job search strategies, critique your résumé and cover letter, help you practice your interview skills, answer questions about our job site called Employ-A-Bull, and much more!

Out-of-State Certification

Students who complete a state approved teacher education/leader program in the College of Education will be considered eligible for Florida certification in an area corresponding to their program. Each state maintains its own requirements toward teacher/leader certification. Students with questions concerning out-of-state certification are advised to contact the certifying entity within the state where they will be relocating.

Degree Verification for Another State

If you graduated from the Tampa campus find out what you need to know to get a degree verification completed for another state.