Endorsement Programs

  • Professional Learning and Development provides additional support for endorsement programs in ASD, ESOL, Reading, Gifted, and Athletic Coaching.  Click on the links below for more information on each endorsement program.

Reading Endorsement Updates

  • As of July 1, 2024 teachers will no longer be able to take the Reading K-12 test as a stand-alone pathway for adding a reading endorsement to their teaching certificate.  Starting July 1, 2024 taking reading endorsement coursework or pursuing a master's degree in reading will be a teachers path toward endorsement or certification in reading.

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    • Any K-12 teacher, including ESE and ESOL, who is providing intensive reading intervention (i.e., MTSS Tier 3 students as defined by the district’s K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan) 
    • Teachers who teach any grade 7-12 state-coded reading course 
    • Any teacher, including ESE and ESOL, who is teaching reading to retained third graders, including summer camp students
    • Literacy Coaches
    • School district personnel who supervise or direct teacher preparation students during internships will be required to have a certificate or endorsement in reading if any of the following occur:
      • Internship takes place in a kindergarten through grade 3 setting
      • Teacher preparation candidate is enrolled in any of the following preparation programs:
        •  Elementary Education (grades K-6) or Prekindergarten-Primary Education (Age 3 through grade 3)
        •  Middle Grades English (grades 5-9)
        •  English (grades 6-12)
        •  Exceptional Student Education K-12
        •  Reading (grades K-12)
        •  Reading (endorsement)
        •  English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12)
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  • House Bill 7011: Beginning July 1, 2024 instructional personnel may NOT earn the reading endorsement soley by achieving a passing score on the K-12 reading certification subject area assessment.

    House Bill 7055: On November 15, 2019, the State Board of Education approved an amendment to rule 6A-4.0292, F.A.C., Specialization Requirements for the Reading Endorsement-Academic Class.  The amendment will allow teachers who receive a passing score on the Reading Subject Area Exam to be awarded the Reading Endorsement without completing the previously required coursework.  The full memo can be found here

    Reading K-12 Exam Information can be found here.  It is recommended only teachers with significant experience teaching reading and some coursework in reading, take the test.  Preparation is recommended prior to paying for and taking the exam.  The following study guide for the K-12 Reading Exam has been prepared using materials from the Florida Teacher Certification Exam website and some additional DOE resources in K-12 Reading.

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Reading Information

ESOL Information

Athletic Coaching Information

National Board Certification Information