Florida Educator Recruitment Web Site

About the FTCE Recruitment Program

The Florida Department of Education (the Department) has initiated activities to review and update examinations that are needed for educator certification in Florida. The FTCE tests allow educator candidates to demonstrate their mastery of general knowledge, competency in professional education, and subject area knowledge. The examinations are designed to be aligned with the relevant state-approved standards. The Department has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson (Evaluation Systems) to assist in the test development and administration of these examinations. Please help maintain high-quality education in Florida public schools by applying for participation in FTCE test development activities or nominate a colleague.

Please respond soon!  Apply now for involvement in test development meetings.

The following FTCE examinations are being redeveloped:

  • English 6–12
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (K–12)
  • Mathematics 6–12
  • Middle Grades English 5–9
  • Middle Grades Mathematics 5–9
  • Music K–12
  • Speech-Language Impaired K–12

FTCE/FELE Item Writing Academy. The following fields may be included during 2022 item writing activities:

  • Biology 6–12
  • Chemistry 6–12
  • Earth/Space Science 6–12
  • Elementary Education K–6
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K–12
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) K–12
  • Health K–12
  • Middle Grades General Science 5–9
  • Middle Grades Social Science 5–9
  • Physical Education K–12
  • Physics 6–12
  • Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3
  • Professional Education Test
  • Social Science 6–12

  • Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) Subtests 1–3

Florida's Finest Educators Needed!

The Department and Evaluation Systems are seeking educators who are:

  • exemplary in their subject areas and
  • representative of all areas and populations of the state.

You are qualified if you are:

  • a public school teacher certified and currently working in a subject area listed above or
  • a school district-level supervisor in a subject area listed above or
  • a college faculty member who is training educators at the undergraduate or graduate level and who has expertise in a subject area listed above.

Benefits of participation include:

  • opportunities for professional growth and inservice credits (individuals should refer to their district's master inservice plan to determine if their participation qualifies for inservice credits) and
  • substitute reimbursement or a stipend of $250 per 8-hour meeting day for your time and effort. Individuals should refer to their district or institution policy to determine if they are eligible to receive the stipend.

Participants will receive:

  • reimbursement for their travel and meal expenses and
  • hotel accommodations, if necessary.

How Are Florida Educators Involved in the FTCE Test Development Process?

Select the following link for information about test development activities and the role of Florida educators.

Test Development: Educator Involvement

For More Information

If you have questions about the test development committee application process or the test development process, please contact the Committee Recruitment Group at Evaluation Systems at EvaluationSystemsCRG@pearson.com. Note: Please add this e-mail address to your Safe Sender list in your e-mail program to ensure receipt of communications.

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