FL Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Florida, this program leads to a certification in Prekindergarten/Primary Education Age 3 through Grade 3.

1) Content Exam: FTCE Prekindergarten/ Primary Education Pk-3 (053)

This exam is required for graduation and for licensure.

2) Pedagogy Exam: FTCE Professional Education Test (083)

This exam is not required for graduation but is required for licensure.

3) WGU ECE Program Requirement (for students who matriculated on March 1, 2012 or later):
Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
You must pass this exam, or a WGU Program Requirement exam previously accepted for the Early Childhood Education program, in order to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Florida

Registering for Praxis Exams and Registering for FTCE Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

Applying for your Florida Teaching License






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