Passion to Teach, Alternative Plan

Are you eligible to take an alternate route and become a teacher in a 3 semester program?
Do you have a passion to teach?
Dr. Michael Poulin, College of Education Dept. Chair and Educator Prep Institute Cooridnator
Dr. Michael Poulin, COE Dept. Chair & EPI Coordinator
Meet Dr. Poulin on Wednesday, February 6th at 5:30, and see if this is your future.

Educator Prep Institutes are designed for baccalaureate degree holders to become certified teachers.  If you have a non-education Bachelor’s degree or are a career changer considering an alternative route —  become a quality educator!  The College of Education at SPC has the perfect state-approved program for you.  Three semesters, starting Summer/ May 2019.

St. Petersburg College’s (SPC) Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a three-semester program which leads to Florida’s Professional Educator’s Certificate. Anyone with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher is eligible for entry to the EPI Program. The EPI Program leads to certification in many educational areas:

If you would like more detailed information, please join us at our upcoming EPI Info Session:

Educator Preparation Institute

Information Session

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Clearwater Campus– ES – Room 125

2465 Drew St., Clearwater

Register at:

  • The EPI is an evening program with daytime teaching requirements during the second and third terms. All EPI courses are “blended”.  Blended course content will be delivered both on campus and online. EPI is not an online program, although coursework involves online components. On-campus class times may require one or two nights a week (Mon.-Thur.) beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending between 8 and 9:00 p.m.
  • Most importantly, EPI students are placed in elementary, middle or secondary schools (based on certification area) for real practical teaching experience. Our students complete a 60-hour practicum experience in the fall semester and a 10-week full internship in the Spring.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Michael Poulin, EPI Coordinator at  or Marilynn Cirri at .

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