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Thinking about a career change?

Consider teaching!

If you hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, you may want to select to earn your Florida teaching certificate through the successful completion of the Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) at Hillsborough Community College.

About the Program
The EPI program requires the successful completion of 9 courses (21 credit hours).   These courses include Classroom Management, Professional Foundations, Instructional Strategies, Technology, The Teaching and Learning Process, Diversity, Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading, Field Experience 0940, and Field Experience 0945.   This is a competency-based program and students are expected to demonstrate teaching competencies based on the six Accomplished Practices as defined by the State of Florida. Candidates are required to spend a minimum of 30 hours of Field Experience in schools. 

The EPI program offers course scheduling including evening, week-end, and online courses.  It is possible for a candidate to complete the program in 6-8 months.

Program Cost
Program cost is based on the current HCC tuition rate per credit hour.

For More Information
To receive more information, please call 813-253-7948.

Take Advantage of this Pathway to Follow Your Dream!!