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The FTCE Professional Review Program is designed to familiarize professionals with the various areas that will be covered on the FTCE Professional Exam. As a strategic step in becoming state certified in the field, the Professional Exam evaluates the skills and knowledge needed as professional educators. Our review program provides test-taking strategies and several timed sample tests during class sessions to give individuals the opportunity to use their strategies and to manage their time for successful completion of the upcoming assessment. It is the combination of learning time management skills, confidence-building exercises, and concept development that make this review course an asset to all learners who desire to successfully take the FTCE Professional Exam.
As of 2014, the key competencies for the FTCE Professional Exam have been reduced from 14 to 8 key competencies. Our review course will focus on understanding and mastering the 8 key competencies for the exam:
Competency #1: Knowledge of instructional design and planning
Competency #2: Knowledge of appropriate student-centered learning environments
Competency #3: Knowledge of instructional delivery and facilitation through a comprehensive understanding of subject matter
Competency #4: Knowledge of various types of assessment strategies for determining impact on student learning
Competency #5: Knowledge of relevant continuous professional improvement
Competency #6: Knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida
Competency #7: Knowledge of research-based practices appropriate for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)
Competency #8: Knowledge of effective literacy strategies that can be applied across the curriculum to impact student learning
FTCE Professional Exam Information
To register for the FTCE Professional Exam visit www.fl.nesinc.com
For more information on how to become Florida Teacher Certified visit www.fl.doe.org/edcert or call 1-800-445-6739
Erin Mander is currently the president of a curriculum consulting company that services a number of private institutions in Orange County. She taught in the middle grades for eight years while earning her Masters degree from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Beyond leading this company, she is in the process of writing her dissertation for her doctoral degree at the University of Central Florida. Her passion is equipping professionals with the tools needed to make a lasting impact on students. She is a state certified teacher in Florida and in Illinois.
Erin is the lead instructor/facilitator of the FTCE General Knowledge, FTCE Professional and FTCE Elementary Education K-6 Review Programs.
Melissa Sorensen is a College of Charleston graduate and National Board Certified Teacher. She taught adult education at the International School in Israel and has been in elementary education for 19 years. She is ESE certified and currently teaches gifted education.
Melissa is the instructor of the FTCE Professional Review Program.
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