The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is an accredited teacher preparation program that allows students to obtain a Florida Teaching Certification. EPI was designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s or advanced degree in an area other than education but who are now interested in the teaching profession. EPI students complete two semesters (fall and spring) of online coursework, two 15 hour Field Observations in a K-12 public school setting, and submit a Professional Portfolio. EPI students must also pass three State Exams: Professional Exam, Subject Area Exam (for the area they will teach), and a General Knowledge Exam. Finally, EPI Graduates apply for teaching positions in Florida K-12 schools.
Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.