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To use the ABCTE program to obtain a teaching certificate and become a teacher in Florida, you will:

1. Complete the ABCTE program

Florida Department of Education Requirements for using the ABCTE certificate:
For additional information or clarification on steps below, contact the Florida Department of Education: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

1. Update or apply to Florida Dept. of Ed. for Statement of Eligibility Letter /Temporary Teaching Permit(TTP- 3 year non-renewable)

2. Obtain a teaching position in a Florida school

3. Complete the Florida Professional Educator Competency Demonstration Program(this program varies and is specific to your school district)

4. Apply for your renewable 5 year Florida Professional Teaching Certificate

* In order to be eligible to teach secondary Special Education you will need an additional secondary endorsement in the subject you plan to teach.

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