Alternative Teacher Certification Program
TeacherReady® is an online alternative teacher certification program. The program is state-approved and is the Educator Preparation Institute for the Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Through this affiliation, TeacherReady® carries an NCATE/CAEP accreditation. We provide valuable theoretical and conceptual knowledge of teaching as well as an opportunity to apply knowledge in a classroom setting through field experiences. Content is delivered completely online allowing individuals to set their own schedule for completing assignments within each of the eight lessons.
Upon completion of the TeacherReady program and after passing the three Florida certification exams, TeacherReady® students earn a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in their chosen subject area. The Florida certificate can then be transferred to other states through various reciprocity processes. For information on how to transfer your certification to other states please view our Certification Map.