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Principles of Teaching

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 19, 2020 (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 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

Part-time:  Monday – Friday  3.5 hours per day

Classes start twice per year in August and January.


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:

FL Resident Tuition Out of State Tuition Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees Books, Supplies Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs FL Resident Total Out of State Total
$1,680.00 $6,720.00 $125.00 $114.00 $55.00 $1,974.00 $7,014.00


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

Meghan EmersonCertified School Counselor

754-321-5891 or [email protected]