Education & Training
Principles of Teaching
NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 10, 2023
Enter a career in the education and training field!
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.
|EDG0312||Substitute Teacher||150 hours|
|EDG0317||Teacher Assisting||450 hours|
|FL Resident Tuition||$1,680|
|Out of State Tuition||$6,720|
|Books and Supplies||$114|
|FL Resident Total||$1,974|
|Out of State Total||$7,014|
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit studentaid.gov to apply.
- ParaPro Assessment
- Teacher Assistant
- Classroom Assistant
- Childcare Monitor
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.
- 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.
600 hours ǀ Full-Time: 5 months ǀ Part-Time: 10 months
August and January
*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