6A-4.0051, FAC: Renewal of a Professional Educator’s Certificate beginning July 1, 1988.
- Defines a professional certificate, and the requirements to receive an active certificate
- Defines requirements for renewal procedure via college credit, in-service training, subject area tests, and summer work program
- Provides information on inactive status of professional certificates and requirements for certificate renewal
- Describes procedures for retention of certification of one or more coverage’s
- Describes general requirements including validity periods, submission or application, approval procedure by superintendent, and special provisions for extensions.
View Rule 6A-4.0051 at the Florida Department of State website.
6A-5.053, FAC: Relationship Between Teacher Education and Teacher Certification
- Describes the process and purpose of teacher certification and compares certification requirements with teacher education programs
- Provides that candidates who complete approved in-service programs shall be eligible for certification renewal, and addition of subjects to certificates.
6A-5.061, FAC: Procedures for Approving Preservice and In-service Teacher Education Programs
- Describes the procedures for initial approval and continuation of approval of in-service teacher education programs
- Describes procedures for program modifications; and describes procedures for making program modification and annual reports to the Department.
Section (2)(a) describes criteria for Section II of the Master In-service Plan.
6A-5.971, FAC: Master In-service Plan Requirements
- Describes the Master In-service Plan including the contents, format, approval process, and updating procedures.
- Describes the requirements for a component; how to convert college credit to in-service points; what constitutes in-field and out-of-field components; the minimum length of a component; and evaluation requirements.
- Provides the requirements and procedures for record keeping, component and participant files and reports.