Graduation Requirements

The PHSC Educator Preparation Institute graduation requirements include the following:

  • Complete all EPI classes with a "C" or higher
  • Achieve a minimum average of 2.5 GPA in all EPI classes
  • Complete all school-based hours
  • Demonstrate competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level
  • Pass the final section of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)
    • Professional Education Test
      • Competencies and Skills and Blueprint
      • Test Format and Sample Questions
      • Note: Full-time teachers who have earned a highly effective rating per their performance evaluation under s. 1012.34 F.S., may use it to satisfy the Professional Education Test requirement.
Student Responsibilities

The EPI Student must:

  • Complete the CG-10 application for the upgrade of your Statement of Eligibility or Temporary Certificate to a Professional Certificate. Do at least 60 days prior to your statement/certificate’s expiration at
  • Update the EPI office if there have been any changes made to your Statement of Eligibility and/or Temporary Certificate. If your Statement of Eligibility has expired, you must complete an updated eligibility statement request
  • Complete the EPI Post Evaluation Survey. Print or screenshot the last confirmation page of the survey, “your response has been recorded” and submit to the EPI office.
  • Complete and submit the EPI FEAPs Post Assessment Form.
  • Check your PHSC email for communication regarding additional needed action.
Director Responsibilities

The EPI Director will:

  • Review the student’s file and verify that all requirements for the completion process have been met.
  • Review student’s transcripts for program requirements.
  • Sign and send sign the CT-133 Certification of Completion form to the FLDOE Bureau of Educator Certification after the completion checklist is complete.
  • Send the student a copy of the CT-133 form and an EPI completion letter.

The Office of Admissions and Student Records will send the student a certificate of completion in the mail after the student records have been verified.