Practice exams are the best way to prepare for a comprehensive exam that covers a wide breadth of content such as the General Knowledge testBut why?
The reason stems from the idea that practice tests will direct you to the areas that you need the most help with.
For instance the following areas each require a significant amount of time to study, but can be reduced by effectiveness by taking a practice exam similar to the computer based model the actual test is given.
- English Language skills
- Do you have a professional teaching license from another state?
- Do you have an education degree?
If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then there are only a few additonal requirements that you need to satisfy which can be found at the FLDOE Teacher Certification website.
To teach practice test, review some material, you should be okay.
If the answer is no to the above questions. Then you’re in for a longer road. It’s not too long, but it is long enough to be called a Pathway.
There are multiple pathways to becoming an educator in Florida, but the main idea stems from the following:
- Elgibility (passed subject area exam)
- Take the General Knowledge Test
- Temporary Certificate
- Professional Certificate
Generally everyone at some point will need to take the General Knowledge Test (usually within the first year of teaching in Florida) in addition to your subject area exam.