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Florida Teacher License Renewal & Recertification Requirements

The Florida Department of Education requires 6 semester hours of college credit to include at least 1 semester hour in teaching students with disabilities during each renewal period. The Florida Department of Education has guidelines concerning acceptable college credit equivalencies for Renewal, including guidelines for obtaining approval on the fldoe.org website.

Acceptable College Credit Equivalencies for Renewal that apply to Model Teaching Courses:

  • College level credits used for certificate renewal must be awarded by an accredited or approved institution, or the American Council on Education (ACE), and must be reflected on an official transcript.
    Regional Accrediting Associations Acceptable According to Florida Department of Education:

Regional accrediting associations. The regional accrediting associations are as follows:

  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • The New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • The Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited Humboldt State University and Seattle Pacific University. These institutions are accredited by WASC-ACSCU (The Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) respectively. Our University-Partnered Courses are acceptable for Florida teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Florida Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.

If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please complete and mail our Request Course Approval form to the Florida Department of Education.

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Professional Development topics appropriate for renewal include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching students with disabilities (SWD)
  • Exceptional student education
  • Content specific to the subject area(s)
  • Methods or education strategies specific to the subject area(s)
  • Methods of teaching reading and literacy skills acquisition
  • Computer literacy, computer applications, or computer education
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Drug abuse, child abuse and neglect, or student dropout prevention
  • Training related to the goals of the Florida K-20 System, such as: Content -
  • English, economics, mathematics, science, social sciences, foreign languages, humanities, global economy, technology, ecology, first aid, health, or safety.
  • Classroom Strategies - Cooperative learning, problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, classroom management, child development, collaboration techniques for working with families, social services, child guidance and counseling, teaching reading, or educational assessments, etc.
  • School Administration Accountability - Instructional design, leadership skills, school and community relations, school finance, school facilities, school law, or school organization
  • Career and Adult Education Accountability - Adult learning, principles of adult or career and technical education, career and technical education for students with special needs, or career and technical guidance

REFERENCE: Florida Department of Education


*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Florida Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Florida teacher recertification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.

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Model Teaching offers Online & Live Professional Development Courses, as well as online Academic Credit courses provided through our University Partners.

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View our Professional Development Course menu. Take our courses live or online for CPE Clock Hours or request information to learn about on-campus, live trainings for your school or district.

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Online University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses

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View our Online University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses, great for earning Academic Credit for Teacher Re-Certification, Licensure, & Salary Advancement

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Choosing The Right Assessments For Your Students-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn new strategies for implementing assessments into the classroom and explore a variety of topics to help you use assessments effectively in the student learning process.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Documentation & Data Analysis-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. You will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Documentation & Data Analysis-SPU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit, offered in partnership with Seattle Pacific University, you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. Participants will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$140.00
Credits:1 Quarter Credit, Seattle Pacific University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Efficient Classroom Processes-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn the six strategies that can improve the learning environment to make your classroom more predictable, safe, and orderly. You will analyze, develop, and apply methods to improve your classroom processes and build a more efficient environment for student learning, to be applied to your current or future classroom.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Project-Based Learning-HSU Course
In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course, provided in collaboration with Humboldt State University (HSU), you will learn the Project Based Learning (PBL) Lesson Cycle and how to implement inquiry into cross- curricular projects that are aligned to specific objectives.
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Online Price:$225.00
Credits:2 Unit Credits, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Writing Effective Learning Objectives-HSU Course
This University-Partnered Academic-Credit course, provided in collaboration with Humboldt State University examines the first step in the process of backwards planning design: Writing Learning Objectives. It describes what effective learning objectives look like and how to construct a student facing objective based on your classroom learning standards.
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Online Price:$115.00
Credits:1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
Credit Type:Academic Credit/Licensure
Active Monitoring & Data Collection
This course will teach participants how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to analyze the data collected in order to better support students.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:4 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Blended Learning: Integrating Technology Into The Classroom
Participants of this course learn the main blended learning models, explore the strategies involved in selecting the right blended learning model for the classroom, and develop a blended learning lesson for immediate use in the classroom.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:7 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Building Reading & Writing Fluency
Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:6 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Checking For Understanding & Correcting Misconceptions in Elementary Math
This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing. They will also learn a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content, so they are able to assess the effectiveness of their teaching.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:5 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Choosing The Right Assessments For Your Students
This training is the second in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the backwards design method. In this course we will be looking at the second stage of this process -assessments, with a focus on helping teachers choose the right assessments for their students.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:9 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) in The Science Classroom
In this course, participants will learn the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning strategy for more effective instruction of science concepts in any K-12 science classroom.
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Online Price:$30.00
Credits:6 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Classroom Documentation
In this course you will learn how to document a student’s academic and social behaviors in the classroom. You will learn how to set up a system to organize your documentation and be provided with multiple templates you can use during the documentation process.
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Online Price:$15.00
Credits:3 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development
Documentation & Data Analysis
In this course you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. You will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts.
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Online Price:$60.00
Credits:20 PD Hours
Credit Type:Professional Development

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