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About TeacherReady

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TeacherReady will prepare you to enter a K-12 classroom equipped for success. We have helped over 3,000 teachers become teachers in more than 30 subject areas, across the nation and internationally.

Online Teacher Certification: What Will You Learn?

During the TeacherReady program, you will complete online teacher certification coursework, in-classroom teacher training and the three Florida professional teaching certification exams.

Students enrolled after April 4, 2022, can also receive a Florida Reading Endorsement upon completing the program. Learn more about adding the Florida Reading Endorsement to your professional certification. Students getting certified in Pre-K Primary, Elementary Education, English 5-9, English 6-12, ESOL and Exceptional Student Education are required to apply for the Florida Reading Endorsement with the FLDOE. While all TeacherReady students will meet the requirements upon completion, students obtaining certification in other areas than mentioned above can elect not to apply for the endorsement.

Why Choose TeacherReady?

  • Set Your Class Schedule: Teacher candidates do not have to log in at specific times to complete coursework.
  • Mentor Placement Support: If you are not already teaching, we will find you a teacher to work with to complete your field hours.
  • Accelerated Teacher Certification: The program can be completed within a year.

Where To Start — Certification in 3 Steps

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Complete the Online Coursework

Build your classroom skills with online coursework designed by expert educators to help you make a tremendous impact with your students.

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Get Experience in the Field

Complete field work in a local classroom, working with a season mentor teacher. Learn how working with another teacher in the field is proven to lead to success.

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Pass the Certification Exams

We have compiled a library of recommended resources to help you prepare for the three Florida Teacher Certification Exams. 


Bring the skills that you developed in the military to the classroom, and continue to serve in your community with an online teacher certification program that fits your schedule.

What Funding Options Are Available?

MyCAA Military Spouse Funding
MyCareerWorks offers the MyCAA Scholarship to military spouses, which provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance toward career advancement education. Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades. Apply for the MyCAA Scholarship >

Certification Fee Waivers for Military
The Florida Department of Education now offers a Military Certification Fee Waiver for service members, veterans and dependents. The waiver includes $75 per subject area for an initial certification application with the FLDOE and registrations feeds for initial attempts on the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. Submit a Waiver Request >

AmeriCorps places interested individuals in service positions to earn money for education. The AmeriCorps program offers scholarships for certification programs. Learn More >

As a military service member or family member, you make day-to-day sacrifices to serve our communities and protect our freedoms. If you think your next quest is the classroom, we want to support you every step of the way. Contact an advisor and let’s discover how we can be most helpful to you.

Enhance Your Skills. Advance Your Career. 

We offer more than a fast track to certification for current teachers. Complete your field hours in your own classroom by working with a fellow teacher or an administrator as your mentor.

Contact us with your questions about certifications for current teachers.

If you are a U.S. Citizen currently teaching abroad, you can complete your teacher certification coursework online.

Why Should You Get Certified?

  • More Job Options: American International Schools are on the lookout for teachers who hold certification from a U.S. state. You are also more likely to get a job teaching subjects other than English in local community school, if you are certified. 
  • Competitive Advantage: Even non-American schools abroad are more likely to hire a certified teacher over a non-certified teacher. They may also pay more, offer more extra-curricular positions, and allow more room for growth. 
  • Invest In Your Future: The time may come to travel back to the U.S. When that happens, you will need to be a certified teacher to get a job in most school districts. Why not start now, while you are already teaching?  

We have worked with hundreds of teachers in other countries, and we know the obstacles of studying while overseas. We are here to help. Contact an advisor to find out how you can get started on your certification while you are away from home.

Reach your career goals in less than a year with a program that is online, flexible, affordable and focused on student success.

    We work to help people become teachers. But, we also see ourselves as liaisons to career change. We help future teachers plan the transition. 

    Make your education twice as powerful. You can become a teacher with a bachelor's degree in any field.

    State Certification Transfer Information

    UWF cannot confirm whether a particular University of West Florida program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside of the State of Florida. However, many previous TeacherReady students have successfully transferred their Florida Certificate as a result of the Program and their resulting Florida Certificate meeting their respective state’s transfer requirements. To learn about license transfer requirements in your state, you should connect with your State Department of Education. You may also connect with TeacherReady Program admissions.

    ADA Compliance

    If you have a disability that impacts your full participation in this course, please contact Student Accessibility Resources at 850.474.2387 or by email at

    Credentials and Accreditation

    TeacherReady® is an online teacher certification program for college graduates who don’t have an education degree. The program is a Florida State approved Educator Preparation Institute. As a part of the School of Education at the University of West Florida, TeacherReady is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).