University of Central Florida

College of Education and Human Performance

Initial Teacher Professional Preparation


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Initial Teacher Professional Preparation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate certificate program in Initial Teacher Professional Preparation is designed for those who have secured a teaching position, plan to obtain a teaching position, and/or have a temporary teaching certificate. The program prepares candidates to meet State Department of Education requirements through a sequence of professional core courses. The goal of this program is to enable educators to have successful teaching experiences in grades 6-12 classrooms. Courses will be offered throughout the academic year. With the exception of the special methods courses, certificate courses are offered every semester.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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