Alternative Teacher
Certification Program

TeacherReady® is an online alternative teacher certification program. TeacherReady is the state-approved Educator Preparation Institute of the University of West Florida’s
NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit. Teacher Candidates will learn valuable
theoretical and conceptual knowledge of teaching and have an opportunity to apply
this knowledge in the classroom through field experiences.


Sarah Miller introduces the TeacherReady® Online Certification Program.


TeacherReady® accepts applications year-round. Applications received are reviewed for pre-acceptance within a week of submission.

Next Program Start Months:

  • November 2015
  • January 2016
  • March 2016
  • July 2016

Talk with a TeacherReady® staff member about how you can get enrolled and make a difference in the classroom. Call us, now, at 850.898.3949.

Class Session Online Orientation
Start Date
Lesson 1
Start Date
January 2016 January 11, 2016 January 18, 2016
March 2016 March 14, 2016 March 21, 2016
July 2016 July 11, 2016 July 18, 2016


If you wish to apply for a cohort that you do not see listed, please contact us at 850.898.3949 or


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.


Application Process for Admission to the TeacherReady® Program


  1. A completed online application. Please note that the online application must be complete within one setting.  TeacherReady Application
  2. Send an unofficial copy of your college transcripts that list the bachelor’s degree awarded and your final GPA.
    • Email to: OR
    • Fax to: 850.898.3949 OR
    • Mail to: TeacherReady, 350 West Cedar Street, Suite 300; Pensacola, Florida 32502
  3. Submit your $30 non-refundable application fee. Pay Online or call 850.898.3949 to make a phone payment.


Once your application, transcripts, and application fee have been received, your application packet will be reviewed for final acceptance. Upon final review, formal acceptance letters will be sent via email. The acceptance letter will include the additional steps that must be completed before the start of the cohort.

If you have any questions, please email or call 850.332.5446.

Mentor teacher

Mentor Teachers Lead Field Experiences

In every TeacherReady cohort, we have found that the teacher candidate’s professional development in 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.

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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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