Become a Teacher

Great teachers make great students. So if you've always wanted to teach, now's a good time to return to the classroom - as an educator.

Get Educated about Top Jobs in Education

Interpreters and translators top the list of jobs with the greatest demand in the future, followed by teachers in nursing and health specialties in college. Colleges and universities are also projected to experience growth in several subject areas, including business, biological sciences, education, computer science, English language and literature, and math. Teachers in special education in K12 schools are also projected to have growing demand. Jobs for nutritionists, instructional designers and fitness trainers will also see an increase.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Education - Online

Complete Florida, a statewide initiative to help Floridians finish their college degree, offers two fully online early education degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Development, Florida International University 
  • Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, Florida State College Jacksonville

Already Have a Bachelor's Degree? Get Certified to Teach

Florida makes it each for college graduates who were not education majors to earn the credentials to teach in K-12 public schools. To learn more about alternative routes to certification, visit Florida Department of Education's Certificate Pathways & Routes.


TeacherReady is an online alternative teacher certification program offered by the University of West Florida. In just nine months, you will complete the necessary coursework and fieldwork to pass three state exams to qualify for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. You can choose certification from more than 30 subject areas.