The Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE)

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If you are seeking a professional teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education, you will be required to take and pass several exams. 

FTCE General Knowledge Test - a basic skills test consisting of four subtests administered: essay, English Language Skills, and mathematics.

FTCE Professional Education Test - a pedegogy and professional practices test that is aligned to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs).

FTCE Subject Area Exam - a content knowledge and classroom practices test aligned to the standards of your particular content area (i.e. elementary education, English 6-12, middle grades science, etc.).

You can login and sign up for any FTCE HERE. Always check with the Florida Department of Education and your district for the most up-to-date information about certification requirments. 

FTCE General Knowledge Test

The General Knowledge Test is considered a basic skills test. This exam has four subtests administered in the following order: essay, English language skills (ELS), reading, and math. We recommend trying our practice test below to measure your skills. Then you can have an idea as to where you should focus your preparation. 

NavaED General Knowledge Practice Test

The General Knowledge Test is considered a basic skills test. This exam has four subtests administered in the following order:

Essay - For the GK essay test, you will have 50 min to complete a clear, coherent essay that is grammatically correct and organized. A passing score for the essay is an 8 out of a possible 12. Two readers will grade your essay. Your goal is to get at least a 4 from essay grader #1 and a score of a 4 from essay grader #2, giving you a combined score of an 8. 
English Language Skills - For the English Lanaguage Skills (ELS) test, you will have 40 min to complete approximately 40 multiple-choice questions on grammar and mechanics. These questions assess your ability to identify errors in sentences as well as rhetorical devices in passages. Typical grammar questions on the ELS test have to do with comma placement, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, commonly confused words (i.e. affect vs effect), misplaced modifiers, etc. 
Reading - For the reading test, you will have 55 min to complete approximately 40 multiple-choice questions that assess your comprehension of different reading passages. These passages can be single or double passages. There are aproximately 5 reading passages on the General Knowledge reading subtest.
Mathematics - For the math test, you will have 1 hour and 40 min to complete approximately 45 multiple-choice questions. These problems will test your ability in 4 areas: (1) number sense, concepts and operations, (2) geometry and measurement, (3) algebraic thinking and the coordinate plane, and (4) probability, statistics, and data interpretation.

NavaED FTCE General Knowledge Resources

Our resources will help you build your skills so you can be successful on the FTCE General Knowledge Test. We have built the most effective study guides, webinars, and online courses for this exam. 

Study Guides - NavaED study guides include comprehensive skills review and practice in the beginning of each subtest and competency. Our study guides also include practice tests organized by competency with detailed answer explanations. The NavaED General Knowledge study guiude is over 500 pages with several hundred practice problems. The full study guide for all 4 subtests is available in physical or digital form. Individual subtests are available digitally. 

Online Courses - NavaED online courses include the digital versions of the study guides, skills videos for each competency in each subtest, additional practice problems, and video explanations for each practice question on the practice tests. 

Webinars - NavaED webinars are 2-hour previously recorded courses. They include handouts the instructor uses during the course. Webinars differ from the online courses: a webinar is a straight 2 hour course while an online course has several different videos, modules, and practice tests. 

NavaED Professional Education Test Resources

The FTCE Professional Education Test is aligned to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). It tests your ability in the areas of pedegogy and professional practices. 

We have a comprehensive program for the FTCE Professional Education Test. Our Professional Education Test study guide and course contain content and practice tests fully aligned to the skills and competencies covered on the exam. 

Study Guide - The NavaED Professional Education 2nd Edition study guide includes comprehensive skills review and practice in the beginning of each competency. There are 10 practice test questions after each competency, so you can understand how each competency will be presented in test questions on the exam. It also includes 2 full 120-question Professional Education practice tests with detailed answer explanations, organized by competency. The study guide is availabe in physical and digital form. 

Online Course - The NavaED Online Professional Education course includes videos and practice for each competency along with practice problems. It also comes with the digital version of the NavaED Professional Education 2nd Edition study guide. 

NavaED FTCE Subject Area Exams Resources

We have a comprehensive program for the FTCE Elementary Education K-6 Subject Area Exam that includes study guides and online courses. Purchase the full program or sections separately. You can taylor your program to your specific areas of need. 

Study Guides - NavaED study guides include comprehensive skills review and practice in the beginning of each subtest and competency. Our study guides also include practice tests organized by competency with detailed answer explanations. The full study guide for all 4 subtests is available in physical or digital form. Individual subtests are available digitally. 

Online Courses - NavaED online courses include the digital versions of the study guides, skills videos for each competency in each subtest, additional practice problems, and video explanations for each practice question on the practice tests. 

FTCE Elementary Education K-6 Study Guide

  • 3 full practice tests with detailed answer explanations
  • Multiple examples
  • Testing tips and strategies 
  • Exam specific vocabulary
  • 3 full practice tests with detailed answer explanations
  • Comprehensive overview of science content
  • Testing tips and strategies 
  • Science specific vocabulary and content
  • 3 full practice tests with detailed answer explanations
  • Comprehensive overview of social science content
  • Testing tips and strategies 
  • Science specific vocabulary and content
  • 3 full practice tests with detailed answer explanations
  • Multiple examples
  • Testing tips and strategies 
  • Exam specific vocabulary