Teaching Certification

NEW CERTIFICATION
1. FLDOE Steps to Certification
2. Certification Types and Requirements
3. FLDOE Initial Online Application
Anyone who holds a bachelor or higher degree from an accredited institution may apply, take and pass any of the academic subject area exams for issuance of a three year temporary educator certificate in the specific subject. A passing score on the subject area test should be obtained before employment.

RESOURCES:
1. Teacher Certification Information
2. General Knowledge Exam
3. Teaching for the Career Changer or College Graduate of a Non-education Program
4. Exam Registration Website
5. FTCE/FELE Test Study Guides
6. Amazon Study Guides


RENEW CURRENT CERTIFICATION
1. Print and complete the Professional Certification Renewal Form
2. Confirm all workshop points with Karen Hager in the Staff Development Department.
3. Send completed form and $75 check payable to Putnam County Schools to
    Sheri Wilkinson in the Staff Services Department.


ADD SUBJECT AREA OR ENDORSEMENT
1. Pass the Subject Area Exam or complete the endorsement coursework through the
    Staff Development Department.
2. Print and complete the District Add-On Application
3. Send the completed form and $75 check payable to Putnam County Schools to
    Sheri Wilkinson in the Staff Services Department.

ATHLETIC COACHING ENDORSEMENT
For all PCSD Non-Instructional Employees and
All Coaches NOT employed by PCSD
1. Complete Fast Track Application
2. Complete FLDOE Online Application
3. Complete all three Coaching Courses online through NEFEC
4. Complete the First Aid course offered each year through our
    Staff Development Department.

LOAN FORGIVENESS
Many of our teachers qualify for "loan forgiveness" through the
United States Department of Education, after 5 years of service.
Teacher Loan Forgiveness

St. Johns River State College
Educator Prep Program 
Designed to meet the requirements on your DOE Statement of Eligibility.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Designed to allow you to work while attending classes. Great for our Parapro employees!
Recertification Classes
Allows a busy teacher to recertify quickly at a reasonable price!


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Need Help?
Certification Questions: Sheri Wilkinson
386.329.0547 or staffservices@my.putnamschools.org

Workshop or Inservice Points Questions: Karen Hager
386.329.0646 or khager@my.putnamschools.org