Program Pathways

Beginning Summer 2022, the Educator Preparation Institute has developed three pathways to gain a Florida Teacher Certificate based on the subject area certification of the teacher-candidate.

Subject Area Certification

EPI Core Pathway - 25 Credits

Pathway Course Number, Title, and Credits are listed below:

  • EPI0001 Classroom Management, 3 credits
  • EPI0002 Instructional Strategies, 3 credits
  • EPI0003 Educational Technology, 3 credits
  • EPI0004 Teaching and Learning Process, 3 credits
  • EPI0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading, 3 credits
  • EPI0020 Professional Foundations, 2 credits
  • EPI0030 Diversity in the Classroom, 2 credits
  • EPI0945 Field Experience I, 3 credits
  • EPI0940 Field Experience II, 3 credits

Teacher candidates earning certification in one of the following subject areas must successfully complete this pathway that includes coursework that covers reading endorsement competencies 1-2:

  • Agriculture (6-12)
  • Art (K-12)
  • Biology (6-12)
  • Business Education (6-12)
  • Chemistry (6-12)
  • Computer Science (K-12)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing (K-12)
  • Drama (6-12)
  • Earth-Space Science (6-12)
  • Educational Media Specialist (PK-12)
  • Engineering and Technology Education (6-12)
  • Family and Consumer Science (6-12)
  • General Science (5-9)
  • Health (K-12)
  • Humanities (K-12)
  • Marketing (6-12)
  • Mathematics (5-9)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Physics (6-12)
  • Preschool Education (Birth - Age 4)
  • Social Science (5-9)
  • Social Science (6-12)
  • Visually Impaired (K-12)
  • World Language: French (K-12)
  • World Language: German (K-12)
  • World Language: Latin (K-12)
  • World Language: Spanish (K-12)
EPI ESE Pathway – 28 credits
Pathway Course Number, Title, and Credits are listed below:
  • EPI0001 Classroom Management, 3 credits
  • EPI0002 Instructional Strategies, 3 credits
  • EPI0003 Educational Technology, 3 credits
  • EPI0004 Teaching and Learning Process, 3 credits
  • EPI0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading, 3 credits
  • EPI0011 Foundations of Assessment and Differentiated Instruction in Reading, 3 credits
  • EPI0020 Professional Foundations, 2 credits
  • EPI0030 Diversity in the Classroom, 2 credits
  • EPI0945 Field Experience I, 3 credits
  • EPI0940 Field Experience II, 3 credits

Teacher candidates earning certification in the following subject area must successfully complete this pathway that includes coursework that covers reading endorsement competencies 1-4:

  • Exceptional Student Education (K-12) 
EPI with Reading Endorsement Pathway - 30 credits

Pathway Course Number, Title, and Credits are listed below:

  • EPI0001 Classroom Management, 3 credits
  • EPI0002 Instructional Strategies, 3 credits
  • EPI0003 Educational Technology, 3 credits
  • EPI0004 Teaching and Learning Process, 3 credits
  • EPI0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading, 3 credits
  • EPI0011 Foundations of Assessment and Differentiated Instruction in Reading, 3 credits
  • EPI0014 Demonstration of Accomplishment in Reading, 2 credits
  • EPI0020 Professional Foundations, 2 credits
  • EPI0030 Diversity in the Classroom, 2 credits
  • EPI0945 Field Experience I, 3 credits
  • EPI0940 Field Experience II, 3 credits

Teacher candidates earning certification in one of the following subject areas, must successfully complete this pathway that includes coursework that covers all 5 competencies for a reading endorsement:

  • Elementary Education (grades K-6)
  • English (grades 5-9)
  • English (grades 6-12)
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (grades K-12)
  • Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3 - grade 3)
  • Reading (grades K-12)
  • Reading (endorsement)