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Nova Southeastern University’s Education Professional Training Option (PTO) is approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) as an alternative route to teacher certification for students majoring in the content areas of Biology, English, General Science, History, and Mathematics. Through the PTO coursework, students will receive preservice teacher training in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS). Students who successfully complete the PTO will be eligible to obtain a professional license after successfully teaching for one year in a Florida public school district, passing the relevant Florida Teacher Certification Examination sub-tests, and any other requirements the FDOE deems necessary. Additionally, the required field experiences for each course must be completed within an elementary, middle, or high school. Students will be required to complete any security clearance processes required by the local school district.
All candidates pursuing the PTO will need to complete the following:
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