The American Board can help you change careers and become a teacher in Florida. In June 2004, the Florida State Board of Education approved the American Board as a route to full teacher licensure. The Florida State Department of Education fully recognizes the American Board certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state.
Why Choose American Board?
The American Board offers a flexible, affordable route to earn your Florida teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
The American Board has issued nearly 700 certifications in Florida. Hillsborough County biology teacher Traci Brown holds the distinction of having received the 1000th ABCTE certification. There are other career-changers like Bridgette Blake, a former PR professional now teaching English or Errol Forsman, a military veteran who became the first teacher to serve on the ABCTE board of directors.
With the American Board, you can earn your Florida teacher certification in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program. We provide a variety of resources to help prepare you for exams including online workshops, practice tests, and support from our advising team. The American Board costs $1995 for initial preparation and testing. Compare this to the estimated 25-30 credit hours required of the other options in Florida.
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*In order to be eligible to teach secondary Special Education you will need an additional secondary endorsement in the subject you plan to teach.