Interns and Student Teachers

  • Fingerprint screening is required for any college student requiring 100 hours or more in a school for an observation, field experience, or internship during a single semester. All application requirements must be completed prior to fingerprint screening.

    Interns/Student Teachers are required to complete fingerprint screening and be cleared based on the District guidelines used for employees prior to serving as an intern/student teacher in the classroom. A minimum of 72 hours following fingerprinting should be allowed for clearances to be returned. You will receive a CCPS Intern Badge after clearance and payment have been confirmed. Approved interns will receive confirmation once the application requirements have been met. The confirmation e-mail will serve as authorization for fingerprinting.


    *As a reminder, all universities desiring to place interns in CCPS must have a current approved contract (MOU/Affiliation Agreement) and certificate of insurance (COI) on file.


    Effective September 1, 2023, Florida issues a five-year Temporary Teacher Internship Certificate for individuals who are enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation program and have not earned a bachelor’s degree.  To obtain a five-year nonrenewable temporary teacher internship certificate, please complete the following requirements:

    • Meet the requirements of Section 1012.56(2)(a),(b),(d),(e),(f), F.S.
    • Must hold a valid official statement of status of eligibility as specified in Section 1012.56(1), F.S., which reflects that the applicant has satisfied specialization requirements.
    • Must be enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation program under Section 1004.04, F.S., and Rule 6A-5.066, F.A.C.
    • Must complete the subject area content requirements specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge as provided in Section 1012.56(5), F.S.
    • Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average on an official transcript per Rule 6A-4.003, F.A.C.
    • Must satisfy the fingerprint requirement.
    • Actively completing the required program field experience or internship at a public school.

    There are three steps to complete the certification process and each step is outlined in the corresponding left menu tabs.

    Step 1

    Create Account and Complete Online Application

    • Once you arrive at the Quick Start Menu, you will need to select Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) when asked “What are you applying for?”
    • Next, you will select the Temporary Internship Certificate Application from the options in the Choose Application drop-down box. Click the blue “Select” button to begin the application.

    Step 2

    Once you have created your online account and submitted your application, please email for instructions on submitting the following:

    • Letter on institution letterhead documenting enrollment in a state-approved teacher preparation program with an in-progress field experience or internship at a public school.
    • Official transcript emailed from the registrar.

    Step 3

    The purpose of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is to ensure that all teacher candidates demonstrate the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge necessary to effectively instruct students in Florida.

    • Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is administered to educators seeking initial certification in the K-12 system.
    • Upon completion of the exam, an unofficial score report will be issued.
    • The official FTCE score report will be submitted to BEC within four (4) weeks.