Online Teacher Certification Program
Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.
Who Can Do It
If you have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, alternative teacher certification may be for you.
iteach’s innovative online format allows you to complete coursework anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Candidates can defer payment for the program until after completion and start paying when they are hired as a teacher. Getting started is simple and affordable.
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How Our Teacher Certification Process Works
Every student needs a great teacher. You can be that great teacher, and we can help. Apply for free at any time and begin when you are ready. Within a few weeks from enrollment, you can be in the classroom teaching.
Ready to Get Started?
Begin your overview course now while you investigate teaching and prepare your application. When you are ready to enroll, submit your official transcripts. Within 3 days you will be notified of your acceptance into the program. Once accepted you can enroll in the instructional courses immediately. The full breakdown of the teacher certification process is below.
Start the Teacher Certification Process
Immediately upon completing the free application, you will gain access to your first course: “Professional Learning and the Path to Certification.” You can complete this course while you assemble your application.
On your portal homepage, you will be provided a checklist as a guide for admissions.
Florida Teacher Certification Training
Training with iteachFLORIDA begins immediately upon completing the free application and start the overview course, 5000. Once you enroll, complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace.
- 5100 – Learning Environments
- 5200 – Learner Development
- 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
- 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
- 5500 – Curricular Adaption for Special Needs Students
- 5600 – Diverse Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
- 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review
Within the iteachFLORIDA course curriculum, educators will demonstrate the ability to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction (TEPC 5300 – Planning for Instruction and Assessment, TEPC 5400 – Literacy, 21st Century Instruction, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). The educator will also demonstrate the effective use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to improve teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student academic achievement (TEPC 5700 – Your Field Experience).
You will complete a one-year (two-semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.
Complete course 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR RESIDENCY
You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled in the iteachFLORIDA Teacher Preparation Program with TEPC 5300 completed and a content area exam passed.
You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter, or Florida recognized private school.
SUPERVISION DURING EXTERNSHIP
During the externship (residency), you will be assigned an iteachFLORIDA field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.
On this route, you will complete the required 200 clinical hours while you are employed full time in the field of your content area.
You must secure your own externship position through the district application/interview process. To secure a position, iteachFLORIDA will provide you the necessary documents to present to hiring school systems showing your eligibility to teach.
To apply for a position, you would follow the established procedures of the district or school system. This could mean going through the Human Resource office for larger schools or contacting the principal at a local charter school, for example. We encourage you to consider the needs of the districts and schools. It would be more of a challenge to secure a teaching position in an area of low-needs as opposed to high-needs areas.
iteachFLORIDA Teacher Certification Areas
- Prekindergarten/Primary (PK-3)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
Middle School (5th – 9th)
- Social Studies
High School (6th – 12th)
- Social Science (broad field)
All Level (K – 12th)
- Exceptional Students Education Areas
- Physical Education
Lowest Upfront Cost
With the lowest barrier to start and the lowest overall price, iteach provides the greatest value!
We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification!