Florida Teacher Certification Renewal Requirements

Florida Teaching License Renewal

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Requirements for Renewal Applications: 

Six (6) semester hours of college credit that includes at least one (1) semester hour in teaching students with disabilities (SWD) must be earned during each renewal period to renew your certificate. 

We recommend the following courses to meet your SWD requirement: 

5135: Special Education Instruction from a Distance 

776: Across The Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism 

5855: Neurodiversity: A New Approach for Students with Special Needs 

5125: Supporting Struggling Students through High Leverage Practices 

5034: Equitable Learning with Assistive Technology in the Classroom 

5029: Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Exceptionalities 

5027: ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching 

College-level credits used for certificate renewal must be awarded by an accredited or approved institution, or the American Council on Education (ACE) and must be reflected on an official transcript. 

Renewal requirements must be completed during the last validity period of the Professional Certificate and prior to the expiration of the Professional Certificate. It is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain current information regarding renewal requirements from the employing school district or Bureau of Educator Certification. 

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Education website. 


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Already have your masters? You'll find our graduate level courses to be relevant, engaging, and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the course(s), session, and American College of Education (Orlando, FL) or any of our University Partners.  Make sure to explore our  pricing discounts. 

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To obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour 

You can learn more about your Florida Educator Certification Renewal Requirements on the Florida Department of Education website. 


Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades, and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.  

When selecting your course, choose American College of Education (Orlando, FL) or any of our regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit. 

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Learners Edge offers over 100 relevant and engaging continuing education courses to help meet your requirements.  

Teaching students with disabilities (SWD) 

5135: Special Education Instruction from a Distance 

776: Across The Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism 

5855: Neurodiversity: A New Approach for Students with Special Needs 

5125: Supporting Struggling Students through High Leverage Practices 

5034: Equitable Learning with Assistive Technology in the Classroom 

5029: Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Exceptionalities 

5027: ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching 


Exceptional student education 

5066: Growing Gifts: Stories, Supports, and Strategies for Teachers in Gifted Education 


Content-specific to the subject area(s):

  •  Methods of teaching reading and literacy skills acquisition 
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 
  • Drug abuse, child abuse and neglect, or student dropout prevention 
  • Training related to the goals of the Florida K-20 System, such as: Content - English, economics, mathematics, science, social sciences, foreign languages, humanities, global economy, technology, ecology, first aid, health, or safety.  
  • Classroom Strategies - Cooperative learning, problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, classroom management, child development, collaboration techniques for working with families, social services, child guidance and counseling, teaching reading, or educational assessments, etc. 
  • School Administration Accountability - Instructional design, leadership skills, school and community relations, school finance, school facilities, school law, or school organization 
  • Career and Adult Education Accountability - Adult learning, principles of adult or career and technical education, career and technical education for students with special needs, or career and technical guidance 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Florida license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Florida license renewal process. See the Florida Department of Education website for complete Florida teacher certification renewal.