Ed Pro is a UWF, Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership (TEEL) program through which students may obtain a Florida Temporary Teaching Certificate. Ed Pro is geared towards non-education majors who want to teach in middle or secondary schools and is approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
Requirements to meet FLDOE Temporary Certification can be completed in as little as three semesters, and in two additional semesters of coursework students can complete the Curriculum & Instruction Master's degree. Program coursework includes online and face to face courses as well as student teaching.
What Can I Teach?
If you hold a bachelor's degree with 18 semester hours (minimum) in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and/or Social Sciences, you may qualify for teacher certification. You must meet the FLDOE subject area requirements to teach the subject area in Florida. The certification will be at the secondary level (grades 6-12).
Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for admission, you must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution accredited by an equivalent accrediting body with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. (The 3.0 GPA requirement may be waived for students who attain a score of 151 on the verbal section of the GRE or 398 on the MAT.)
- Meet the FLDOE subject area requirements for the subject area.
How Do I Apply?
- Contact TEEL Graduate Advising Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Submit a graduate application to the Curriculum & Instruction/Secondary Comprehensive graduate program, or submit a non-degree application. Cohorts begin in the fall of each year.
- Arrange to have one official copy of all college transcripts sent directly to The University of West Florida, Graduate School, Attention: Graduate Admissions, 11000 University Parkway, Building 11, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
- Submit current (within five years) official GRE or MAT exam scores.
- Complete the Online EdPro Application Form and select a content area. All application materials should be submitted by June 1 for fall admission.
What Are the EdPro Courses?
- Teaching and Learning (EDG5990: 3 semester hours)
- Practical Applications in Classroom Management (ESE6343: 3 semester hours)
- Educational Assessment (EDG6288: 3 semester hours)
- Issues in Teacher Education: A Bio-Psycho-Social Understanding (EDF6691: 3 semester hours)
- Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy (RED6060: 3 semester hours)
- Special Methods Course (LAE 5345, SCE6265, MAE6361, or SSE6326: 3 semester hours)
- Graduate Student Teaching (EDG 5940: 1 semester hour)
- Graduate Student Teaching (EDG5940: 5 semester hours)
- Exceptionalities (EEX6051: 3 semester hours)
- Methods of Teaching ESOL (TSL5345: 3 semester hours)
- Integrated Curriculum & Instruction (ESE6217: 3 semester hours)
- Research Practicum (ESE6421: 3 semester hours)
Total Program Hours: 36
What Are the Field and Clinical Experiences?
Students complete field and clinical experiences during their course of study. The field experiences take place during the first semester and provide diverse educational opportunities. For the clinical experience, students will assume classroom instructional responsibility in a local school. Prior to student teaching, candidates must submit passing FTCE General Knowledge scores. Students must pass the FTCE Subject Area and Professional Education Exams the semester before graduation.
TEEL Graduate Advising Office
Building 86, Room 126
Telephone: (850) 474-2870