High School Graduates Considering Teaching


Do you want to become a teacher?

Florida needs excellent, quality educators in its classrooms. If you are seriously considering the teaching profession as a first career or a career change, but you aren't sure that teaching is right for you, the following website has resources to assist you in making this most important decision.

Begin the Process

If you believe that teaching may be the right choice for you, you will need to:

  1. Decide what you want to teach, and
  2. Earn a bachelor's degree with a teacher education major in that subject area.

Need help choosing your teaching subject?

Our list of certification subjects can show you the subject areas taught in the public schools of Florida.

Need help choosing a college?

For information about all of Florida's accredited public and private colleges and universities, visit the Department's Higher Education page for links to the Florida College System, the State University System of Florida, and the Commission for Independent Education. You may also view a list of approved teacher education programs offered by each institution.

Contact Educator Certification