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Choosing how to prepare yourself to meet the demands and rewards of a career in education is an important career decision. St. Petersburg College offers one of Florida's exemplary teacher preparation programs through its College of Education, where our bachelor's degrees prepare you to become a Florida Certified teacher for grades K-12.
Our Elite Educator Program trains you to teach elementary school and comes with a paid internship and guaranteed teaching job.
Designed for those with a non-education bachelor's degree or higher, our Educator Preparation Institute provides a fast-track certification program that only takes one year to complete.
Our Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education and bachelor's degree in Educational Studies prepare you for a variety of careers in education that do not require certification.
We offer programs to help teachers with certification, recertification and other continuing education requirements.
St. Petersburg College has a rich legacy of partnering with Pinellas County Schools. Through these relationships, students in SPC's College of Education programs gain invaluable experience in Pinellas County Schools classrooms and settings.
Since 2010, the State Board of Education has considered reading, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Exceptional Student Education as critical teacher shortage areas. Our bachelor's degrees prepare you for certification in these areas, which are now factored into districts' salary schedules.
Because of SPC, I feel prepared for my career as a teacher.
I developed my strong work ethic while I was a student at SPC.
I would absolutely recommend SPC’s education program to others.