ESE Certification/Inservice Resources

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ESE Certification/Inservice Resources

ESE Certification Information
"Florida educators must be certified to teach in our public schools and in many of our private schools. This resource provides access to information about educator certification and licensure requirements for related service personnel."

Florida’s Personnel Development Supporting Students with Disabilities Tuition Support Program
“The Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators (ESE) provides financial support to ESE teachers earning an endorsement in autism, severe/profound, or prekindergarten disabilities; paraprofessionals earning a bachelor’s degree in special education; and educators earning a master’s degree in speech/language pathology. Upon completion of the program, recipients must fulfill a service obligation.”

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.)
“Standards for English Language Arts and Math”

BEESS Professional Development Alternatives
The BEESS Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to responds to the needs of students with disabilities. The courses from the PDA site and the PD Portal site have been combined to create a “one-stop” shop for professional development related to students with disabilities. This site also includes content review courses for the Elementary K-6 and the Middle Grades 5-9 content areas of English, General Science, Math, and Social Science certifications.

Educator Certification
Florida Department Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC). The BEC is responsible for implementing the certification provisions in Florida Statutes and State Board of Education administrative rules.

2020 Requirements for Teachers to be Certified or Endorsed in Reading
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide further technical assistance requested by districts regarding the statutory requirements for certain students to be provided a teacher who is certified or endorsed in reading.

6A-4.0051 Renewal and Reinstatement of a Professional Certificate (revised 12/22/2019)
State Board rule that contains the requirements for renewal and reinstatement of a professional certificate including the requirement for professional development in the instruction of students with disabilities and the new 40 hour reading requirement

40 Hour Reading Requirement for Certificate Renewal from Just Read Fl
This document provides explanation regarding the 40-hour reading requirement for certificate renewal, certification coverages impacted and the timelines for implementation.

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