Q: What is the FTCE?
A: The FTCE is a series of three tests/exams that assist the Florida Department of Education in determining candidates for professional certification.
Q: Where do I find all general answers about the FTCE?
A: See the state site:http://www.fl.nesinc.com/FL_FAQ.asp
Q: What is the Suggested Test Prep for undergraduates?
A: It is recommended that all students participate in FTCE Workshop Series before attempting the three (3) tests/exams. Below are guidelines related to the students’ Academic Plan of Study.
|GKT General Knowledge Test
||Before participating in upper-division (3000-4000) courses in the College of Education and Human Performance
|SAE Subject Area Exam
||Before the Internship I (Junior Internship) experience, and after consulting with the program coordinator or advisor.
|PET Professional Educators Test
||Before the Internship II (Senior Internship) experience, after the courses below have been successfully completed
- EDF 4603 Analysis and Application of Ethical, Legal and Safety Issues in Schools
- EDF 4467 Learning Theory & Assessment
- EDG 4410 Teaching Strategies & Classroom Management
- RED ………… at least one (1) reading strategies course, and
- TSL ………… at least one (1) ESOL principles & practices course.
Q: May non-education majors take the FTCE?
A: Yes. The series is required for graduation for Education Majors, but non-education majors may also register for any or all components of the FTCE.
Q: Who do I contact do learn more about specific testing needs, like requesting more time on certain sections of the exam(s)?
A: Pearson Evaluation Systems prefers to work individually with certificate candidates inquiring about specific testing needs.
1-888-613-3281 (toll free) or 1-413-256-2893 (long distance)
Q: What can I do if I still have more questions?
A: Contact us via phone or call to make an office hours appointment.
Dr. W. Scott Wise