IMPACT is designed for mid-career professionals who possess a bachelorís degree or higher and are transitioning from a previous career to teaching, and recent college graduates who graduated with at least a bachelorís degree within the past three years in a field other than education.
Prospective non-education trained individuals eligible to teach secondary mathematics or the sciences, aspiring to teach in a high-need school in Broward County for a minimum of three years.
Current Teachers Teaching on a Temporary Certificate:
Current teachers of record in a high-need Broward County public school that are non-education trained, teaching on a temporary certificate in the core subject areas of elementary education or secondary English/language arts, mathematics, science, special education, social science, or foreign language.
- Cost-free State approved competency-based alternative certification program leading to a five-year professional teaching certificate
- Participants receive meaningful and practical professional development to effectively engage students and positively impact their learning gains
- Participants are provided ongoing professional support through coaching and mentoring for the first three years of teaching.
All applicants must be either a mid-career professional or recent college graduate without education training. Two types of applicants are eligible:
- Prospective Teachers: Prospective non-education trained individuals eligible to teach mathematics or the sciences, on the secondary level, and aspiring to teach in a high-need school in Broward County for a minimum of three years.
- Current Teachers teaching on a Temporary Certificate: Current teachers in a high-need Broward County public school that are non-education trained, teaching on a temporary certificate in the field of elementary education and secondary English/language arts, mathematics, science, special education, social science, or foreign language.
Proof of eligibility for a temporary certificate may be acquired by one of the following:
- An official statement of status of eligibility from the Florida Department of Education indicating that the applicant meets the requirements for a temporary certificate in mathematics, science, or language arts/ English, ESE. For more information on how to obtain a statement of status of eligibility, please visit http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/; —OR—
- Hold a degree in an acceptable major in one of the following subjects: mathematics, science, social science or language arts/English; —OR—
- Have passing test scores for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam: Subject Area Exam in mathematics, science, social science, language arts/ English, ESE, elementary education, or a foreign language.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated before applying to the IMPACT program. Certain agencies are recognized by the Florida Department of Education to provide a course-by-course foreign degree evaluation.
Participants in IMPACT have the following responsibilities:
- Attend all scheduled professional development modules/courses and activities as instructed pertaining to the program.
- Teach in a high-need Broward County public school for at least three years.
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