How to Become a Teacher

Become a teacher at The School District of Lee County!
It's as easy as 1,2,3...

How to Become a Teacher in Lee County Workshop

Wednesday, June 10 - 9:00 a.m. EST OR Wednesday, June 10 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Would you like to learn how to become an educator in Lee County with only a Bachelor's Degree? Sign up for our free workshop today.


Students with Notebooks1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?

Florida Law requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

Florida is one of 48 states to offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher.

If you do not have a B.A. or B.S., you can still be in the classroom as a Paraprofessional or guest teacher. 

2. If yes, connect with Human Resources

Non-education majors may submit official transcripts directly to Human Resources at 2855 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966.

Human Resource analysts on staff may review your transcripts and help determine your pathway to certification. Please visit our New Teacher Certification page to learn more about eligibility requirements. You can also get connected to a Human Resource analyst by emailing us at careers@leeschools.net

3. Once eligibility is determined apply online!Students using electronics

Once Human Resources determines your eligibility, then you will be able to apply online with the Florida Department of Education and apply directly to instructional positions using Peoplesoft.