4 Steps To become a Spanish Teacher in Florida

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Here are the 4  Steps To Become a Spanish Teacher in Florida

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
  2. Pass Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) 
  3. Acquire Instructional Employment 
  4. Clear Background with Fingerprinting Requirements. 

First, Bachelor’s Degree

You will need to Attend college to earn your Bachelor’s Degree in education with ideally a major in Spanish. The Bachelor’s Degree Has to be from a Regionally accredited college or university.
It’s also possible to become a teacher with any bachelor’s degree. However, this will require you to Pass a Subject exam. After passing this exam, you can apply for a temporary Teaching certificate, these Generally are good for two years. You will have to follow and pass some educational courses & Testing in these two years. For more information, go to the Official Website 

Secondly, FTCE

The General Knowledge, Professional Education Test, and Spanish K-12 subject area examination. All of these tests are part of your Bachelor’s degree. And you will need to re-certify every five years. Check out the Florida Department Of Education Website 

Thirdly, Acquire Instructional Employment 

Acquire Instructional Employment. Florida Requires you to Gain employment to Activate your Teaching Certificate. This is because of the background check. And this brings us to step 4

Fourth, Clear Background

Clear Background with Fingerprinting Requirements.
A Level 2 Background check that the FBI completes is required for any Employment by any Florida school system. The Background check involves Fingerprints and a Headshot.

For more information, Go to the Florida State Website 


Becoming a Spanish teacher in Florida is a long process. However, we hope we made it easier for you to navigate. If you are working towards becoming a Spanish Teacher or are learning Spanish, please feel free to use and share all our Resources, including Handouts, Videos, and more

Please understand that we do not make any state rules and have no influence on testing or requirements for becoming a Spanish teacher. All the information is to help you guide the process, but you should always check the Official Government Websites for Any official Information.

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