Teacher Certification

General Knowledge Test (GKT)

The Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (GKT) is an examination of basic skills required of an individual wishing to pursue a degree in education. Successful completion of this examination is a requirement of admission into the University of South Florida College of Education.

Visit the Florida Teacher Certification Exam website for more information on what to expect when taking the GKT. 

The FTCE GKT consists of the following four subtests:

  • Essay (1 essay/50 minutes)
  • English Language Skills (40 questions/40 minutes)
  • Reading (40 questions/55 minutes)
  • Mathematics (45 questions/100 minutes)

To learn more about the minimum passing scores for the GKT, visit the Florida Department of Education website

Please visit the Test Preparation page for information on General Knowledge Test preparation resources that are offered in the USF College of Education.

For more information

If you have additional questions about the General Knowledge Test and the resources offered by the USF College of Education, please contact edu-advise@usf.edu