Teaching Here

Teaching Here

What You Need to Know


Average starting salary is $40,000




University of Miami


Less than one year

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

Certification Requirements

Temporary Certificate

In order to be eligible to teach in Florida, corps members are required to pass a Subject Area Test and a General Knowledge Test prior to the start of the school year. Upon successful completion and passing of both exams, our teachers can obtain a temporary certificate that is valid for three years.

Standard Certificate

While it is not required for corps members to receive standard professional certification, those who wish to be certified are required to take the Professional Knowledge Test and complete a certification program. Miami-Dade corps members have the option to participate in the Alternative Professional Preparation Program (AP3), which is a free certification program offered through the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.

Master's Degree Option

Corps members also have access to the University of Miami for a master's in Education and Social Change, which was specifically created with our teachers in mind.



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Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Elementary
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Learners

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs