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College of Education and Human Performance FTCE Website


All ESE M.A. students must take and pass both the Professional Exam and the ESE K-12 Exam for graduation.

FTCE Professional - To be taken before Graduation

Before you take the Professional, you should have taken:
  • EDF 6727 Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal and Safety Issues Related to Education
  • EDG 6415 Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management
  • EDF 6237 Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment
Free FTCE Workshops for the Elementary Exam are offered in the College of Education and Human Performance each semester.

UCF Continuing Education Offers Test Preparation Classes for the Professional Exam.

FTCE: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/ - To register for any of the exams and purchase test preparation guides.




FTCE ESE K-12 Exam – To be taken before graduation

Before you take the ESE K-12 Exam, you should have taken:
  • EEX 5051 Exceptional Children in the Schools
  • EEX 6295 Assessment and Curriculum Prescriptions for the Exceptional Population
  • EEX 6612 Methods of Behavior Management
PDA-ESE – Professional Development Alternatives for Exceptional Student Educators offers Professional Development Modules that will help you prepare for the ESE K-12 Subject Area Exam.

Both of the above exams are graduation requirements.
The exam below is not a graduation requirement, but is STRONGLY recommended.
It is a state requirement in order to meet the Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements.
You may not be able to get a job teaching in the State of Florida if you have not taken another content area exam.

Content Area – Subject Area FTCE – In order to be Highly Qualified

Before you take the Content Area Exam, you should have taken Both methods courses.

Content Area would be ONE of the following:
  1. Elementary Education K-6
  2. Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9
  3. Secondary Area 6-12 (This exam would be for students who are very strong in a particular content area like Math, Science etc. and would like to teach that subject.)
FDLRS – Florida Diagnostic Learning and Resources System offers Professional Development Modules that will help you prepare for the Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum or the Elementary.

Free FTCE Workshops for the Elementary Exam are offered in the College of Education and Human Performance each semester. 

FDOD - FTCECOE - FTCE
FTCE - FELE COE - FTCE (online PDF file file)


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