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Calvin alumni report little trouble with obtaining the Florida license.

Calvin's ESL minor is recommended. IDIS 301 Introduction to Bilingual and ESL Education is highly recommended for anyone interested in teaching in Florida (regardless of which majors/minors you select). Keep the syllabus for this course in your records.

Candidates interested in teaching history, political science, economics, or geography in Florida should complete Calvin's Social Studies major.

Some candidates needed to pass additional state tests, depending on the subject area.

Disclaimer: States may change their teacher certification rules at any time. Therefore, contact the staff at the website below to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Florida Department of Education Website


Contact the Teacher Certification Office at (616) 526-6208 or