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Principles of Teaching


Principles of Teaching

August 12, 2024 (Full-Time)


Enter a career in the education and training field!


August 12, 2024 (Full-Time)

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The Principles of Teaching program prepares the student for employment as a teacher assistant within the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) system. The course 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, and other skills needed to support the learning activities of students.

As part of the training, students will be assigned to a BCPS school to complete an internship. Additionally, the program includes a review of the ParaPro Assessment, which is required for employment with BCPS.

Course NumberTitleLength
EDG0312Substitute Teacher150 hours
EDG0317Teacher Assisting450 hours

Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition$1,680
Out of State Tuition$6,720
Books and Supplies$115
Industry Certification$55
FL Resident Total$1,975
Out of State Total$7,015

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit to apply.


  • ParaPro Assessment

Employment Opportunities

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Childcare Monitor

College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.



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

Program Info

Program Length:

600 hours ǀ Full-Time: 5 months ǀ Part-Time: 10 months

Program Offered:

August and January

Delivery Method:

*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

Days & Times:


  • Monday – Friday,
    9:15am – 4:15pm*


  • Monday – Friday,
    9:15am – 12:45pm*


  • *Class times vary based on online coursework and internship attendance.

Enroll in our Principles of Teaching program today.

To get started with this program, sign up today to attend a program orientation by contacting the Admissions Counselor at: [email protected] or 754.321.5891.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.