Courses

Certificate of Completion

Description:
The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) provides a competency-based program that offers the individual with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education the preparation to become a classroom teacher. Participants who demonstrate mastery of the six Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) and present passing scores on all required sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. The program components designated by an EPI prefix provide institutional credit, are not transferable to a state university, and do not count toward any degree. Program acceptance is required for participation in the EPI.

Please contact Ellen Costello, Manager 407-582-5473 or Ashley Dorsey, Records Specialist, 407-582-1273 with questions.

The Instructional Process (Module I - 160 Hours):

These four courses must be completed first.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EPI 0001 Classroom Management 3
EPI 0002 Instructional Strategies 3
EPI 0003 Technology 3
EPI 0004 The Teaching and Learning Process 3

 

Reading Fundamental (Module II - 45 hours):

This course can be taken any time after the Instructional Process Module.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EPI 0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading 3


**FAC Rule 6A-5.066 for Teacher Preparation - Reading Changes - Effective 10/2019

“Candidates in prekindergarten-primary (age 3-Grade 3), elementary (K-6), and exceptional student education (K-12) certification programs shall be prepared in reading endorsement competencies one (1) through four (4).”

“Candidates in middle grades (5-9), secondary (6-12), and elementary and secondary coverage (K-12) certification programs shall be prepared in reading endorsement competencies one (1) and two (2).”

The EPI program is undergoing revision to comply with state legislative updates, and beginning in Fall 2020 will offer additional coursework for reading competency. Additional credit hours will be required.

 

 

Profession Foundations (Module III - 45 hours):

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EPI 0020 Professional Foundations 2

 

Diversity in the Classroom (Module IV - 45 hours):

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EPI 0030 Diversity 2

 

Field Experience Course (Module V):

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EPI0950 Field Experience 4

 


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