Educator Preparation Institute

The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a State approved teacher preparation program for individuals with a bachelor's degree (other than education) who are interested in becoming highly-qualified, certified teachers in Florida. Candidates who successfully complete the seven courses in EPI (with associated fieldwork), program requirements, and all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) are eligible to receive a five-year Professional Educator's Certificate.