Teachers who are employed under a temporary certificate may be required to complete semester hours in education to obtain Florida's professional license. Full certification requirements are outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) on the Official Statement of Status of Eligibility web page. A copy of the Official Statement of Status of Eligibility is required to enroll in SPC education classes.

SPC offers a variety of education courses (online and on-campus) to assist teachers satisfy semester hour requirements for certification. Note: Teacher certification requirements are unique and vary. For more information, contact the College of Education, Baccalaureate Office at 727-341-3550 or email fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu.

How To Enroll

  1. Apply to SPC as a credit student and receive your student ID. The program/student plan is DG-NO--Upper Division Non Degree, then choose initial certification-Non Degree. Be sure to include all Florida residency information and documentation and pay the application fee or your application may not be processed.
  2. Scan/email a copy of your DOE Official Statement of Status of Eligibility and Temporary Certificate (or DOE number) to Francine Fuentes at fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu or fax 727-444-6081.
  3. Email your SPC student ID number to fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu for directions on how to register.

Students enrolled in Professional Preparation courses are classified as non-degree; however, courses are graded/for credit and will be reflected on an official SPC transcript.

Tuition

In addition to current tuition rates, online classes have a supplemental lab fee of $15 per credit hour. Fees are charged per credit, per term. For more information, contact the College of Education, Baccalaureate Office at 727-341-3550 or email fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu.