Military Veterans Teacher Certification Pathway Now Open

Military Veterans Teacher Certification Pathway Now Open
Posted on 08/12/2022
Military Veterans Teacher Certification Pathway Now Open

The School District of Lee County is excited to welcome Veterans as teachers through the Military Veterans Certification Pathway.

Effective July 1, Florida will issue a 5-year Temporary Certificate for military veterans who have not yet earned their bachelor's degrees and meet the following eligibility:

  • Minimum of 48 months of active duty military service with honorable/medical discharge
  • Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average
  • Passing score on a Florida subject area examination for bachelor's level subjects which demonstrate mastery of subject area knowledge
  • Employment in a Florida school district, including charter schools

“Our team is excited to connect with Veterans on pathways to teaching,” says Suzette Rivera, Assistant Director for Recruitment. “The need for teachers is greater than ever and we feel fortunate to have an opportunity where we can bring Veterans in our classrooms to positively impact students’ lives.”

The School District’s recruitment department is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am for veterans to join a Zoom with career experts to walk them through the application process and answer any other questions they may have. The Drop in With Lee Zoom sessions are available to anyone with a career question for the School District.

Veterans who want to become teachers can also learn more and start the application process on the Florida’ Department of Education’s website.