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Principles of Teaching

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 9, 2018 (Click Here for more information)

 Program Description:

The Principles of Teaching program prepares the student for employment as a teacher assistant within the Broward County Public School System.  The content includes an understanding of education in the United States, the ability to work effectively with all students, educational technology, lesson planning and implementation, classroom management, student assessment, communication skills, other skills needed to support the learning activities of students, rules and regulations within the Broward school system, and a review of the Broward County mandated ParaPro Assessment.  Students will be assigned to a Broward County Public School for required internship.

Program Information:

Substitute Teacher 150 Hours
Teacher Assisting 450 Hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or GED®.
  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) ($10) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption to your program counselor
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a background check.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment

Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

Program Hours and Schedule:
600 Hours/6 Months/Hybrid
Full-time:  Monday – Friday  6.5 hours per day
Classes start twice per year in August and January.

Part-time:  Monday – Friday  3.5 hours per day
Classes start once per year in August.

Actual start and end times will vary based on the internship and on-line assignment.

Industry Certification and Licensure:
ParaPro Assessment

Employment Opportunities:

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Childcare Monitor

For additional information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition/Registration Fees Full-Time Class $1,790.00
Florida Resident Tuition.Registration Fees Part-Time Class $1,860.00
Out of State Tuition/Registration Fees $6,830.00
Books/Supplies $70.77
Industry Certification & Licensure Exam $55.00
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $1,934.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $6.974.00

Fees listed are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Counselor for Principles of Teaching
Rachel Victor

(754) 321-5753


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