Online ModelDesigned to develop quality teachers for Florida’s classrooms, the Florida Alternative Certification Program, offers professional education preparation via distance learning to newly hired teachers with subject area expertise. This is model requires monthly checkpoints to be met; it is not a self-paced model. This teacher preparation program is authorized by section 1012.56(8), Florida Statutes. It serves kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers who hold a Florida Temporary Educator’s Certificate who must complete professional preparation training in education to meet the requirements for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate. Developed to incorporate findings from research literature on effective alternative certification programs, best practices in distance learning, and a legally defensible standards-driven assessment system, embraces continual quality improvement. Its implementation demonstrates that learning is engaging, meaningful and ongoing—an educationally sound message for learners of all ages.
Designed to develop quality teachers for Duval County, the hybrid model, offers professional preperation via class modules to newly hired teachers with subject area expertise. This district-based model is authorized by section 1012.56(8), Florida Statutes. The hybrid model is designed in which teachers attend sessions and complete tasks through Canvas. This design is built around a collegial atmosphere for learning professional education content. This model is offered during the summer and fall. Each cohort meets monthly throughout the year. The sessions include such topics as Instructional Strategies, Lesson Planning, Classroom Management and Critical Thinking. Teachers are required to meet monthly checkpoints throughout the program.
This competency-based program is on-the-job training in professional education competencies (the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices or FEAPs) that prepares effective teachers for Duval County Public Schools.
This model is offered in the summer and fall.