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Certification Subject Area Examinations That May Be Used to Qualify for a Temporary Certificate or Addition to a Certificate

Only passing exam scores earned no more than ten (10) years prior to the date of application are acceptable.

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Certification Subject Area
Florida Subject Area Test that Must Be Passed

Agriculture (6-12)
Agriculture (6-12)

Art (K-12)
Art (K-12)

Biology (6-12)
Biology (6-12)

Business Education (6-12)
Business Education (6-12)

Chemistry (6-12)
Chemistry (6-12)

Computer Science (K-12)
Computer Science (K-12)

Drama (6-12)
Drama (6-12)

Earth-Space Science (6-12)
Earth-Space Science (6-12)

Educational Media Specialist (PK-12)
Educational Media Specialist (PK-12)

Elementary Education (K-6)
Elementary Education (K-6)

English (5-9)
Middle Grades English (5-9)

English (6-12)
English (6-12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)
English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)

Exceptional Student Education (K-12)
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Family and Consumer Science (6-12)
Family and Consumer Science (6-12)

World Language: French (K-12)
French (K-12)

World Language: German (K-12)
German (K-12)

World Language: Latin (K-12)
Latin (K-12)

World Language: Spanish (K-12)
Spanish (K-12)

General Science (5-9)
Middle Grades General Science (5-9)

Health (K-12)
Health (K-12)

Hearing Impaired (K-12)
Hearing Impaired (K-12)

Humanities (K-12)
Humanities (K-12)

Technology Education (6-12)
Technology Education (6-12)

Journalism (6-12)
The State Board of Education repealed this coverage effective June 23, 2016
Journalism (6-12)
The FTCE subject area exam for Journalism (6-12) will no longer be offered after December 31, 2017.

Marketing (6-12)
Marketing (6-12)

Mathematics (5-9)
Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9)

Mathematics(6-12)
Mathematics (6-12)

Music (K-12)
Music (K-12)

Physical Education (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)

Physics (6-12)
Physics (6-12)

Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3-Gr 3)
Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3-Gr 3)

Preschool Education (Birth - Age 4)
Preschool Education (Birth Age 4)

Social Science (5-9)
Middle Grades Social Science (5-9)

Social Science (6-12)
Social Science (6-12)

Speech(6-12)
The State Board of Education repealed this coverage effective June 23, 2016
Speech(6-12)
The FTCE subject area exam for Journalism (6-12) will no longer be offered after December 31, 2017.

Visually Impaired (K-12)
Visually Impaired (K-12)

Certification Subject Area Examinations Required In Addition to a Master's Degree and Content Specialization for Addition to a Certificate

Only passing exam scores earned no more than ten (10) years prior to the date of application are acceptable.

Certification Subject Area
Florida Subject Area Test that Must Be Passed

Educational Leadership (All Levels)
Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)

Guidance and Counseling (PK-12)
Guidance and Counseling (PK-12)

Reading (K-12)
Reading (K-12)

School Psychologist (PK-12)
School Psychologist (PK-12)

Speech-Language Impaired (K-12)
Speech-Language Impaired (K-12)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Examinations That May Be Used to Qualify for a Temporary Certificate or Addition to a Certificate in World Languages without a Florida Subject Area Examination

Only passing exam scores earned no more than ten (10) years prior to the date of application are acceptable.

Certification Subject Area
Approved Tests that Must Be Passed

Arabic (K-12)
Arabic Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Chinese (K-12)
Chinese (Mandarin) Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Farsi (K-12)
Farsi Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Greek (K-12)
Greek Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Haitian Creole (K-12)
Haitian Creole Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Hebrew (K-12)
Hebrew Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Hindi (K-12)
Hindi Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Italian (K-12)
Italian Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Japanese (K-12)
Japanese Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Portuguese (K-12)
Portuguese Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Russian (K-12)
Russian Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

Turkish (K-12)
Turkish Oral Proficiency Interview and Written Proficiency Test

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