Alternative Teacher Certification Program

TeacherReady is an online alternative teacher certification program and helps individuals with a college degree become a teacher. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. TeacherReady is a member of the University of West Florida’s nationally accredited Professional Education Unit.


Apply to TeacherReady® today – New classes begin each month. Applications received are reviewed for acceptance within 48 hours of submission. The initial application packet consists of 3 items:

  1. TeacherReady® Application
  2. $30 Application Fee
  3. Unofficial Transcripts mailed to

Admission Requirements

TeacherReady® Applicants Must Have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5.

If you are not a United States citizen, you may not be eligible for your Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.

Please contact our office at 850.898.3949 or for more information on TeacherReady® opportunities for non-U.S. citizens.

Mentor teacher

Mentor Teachers Lead Field Experiences

In every TeacherReady cohort, we have found that the teacher candidate’s professional development is most significantly impacted by the relationship with the mentor teacher. Mentor teachers lend their time and expertise to nurture the teacher candidate within the classroom setting to drive student achievement.

Education Best Practices

What’s Right in Education

Visit Studer Education’s WRIE Blog and join the discussion about teacher and leader engagement and development. Learn more about time-sensitive subjects like Common Core Standards, teacher evaluation, assessment, service excellence and more. Together, we celebrate the successes of students, teachers, leaders, and schools.

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