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6:15 PM, Monday Update: In anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s expected impact on Brevard County, all EFSC classes, including online courses, will be canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. All EFSC Campuses will be closed, and all events canceled as well, from Wednesday through Friday. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments. EFSC Campuses will be open tomorrow, Sept. 27 for normal operations and all Tuesday classes will take place as scheduled. Review hurricane preparation tips. Brevard County will distribute sandbags on EFSC's Palm Bay Campus in the north parking lot from 8 AM to 6 PM Tuesday, which could impact traffic patterns. View our Student Services Guide for more information about on-campus and virtual student services. Updates will be shared here and via email, text and social media as needed.

Are you energetic, capable of multitasking, flexible, good with youth and nurturing towards others? Education might be for you.

Teaching is a rewarding career and Eastern Florida State College is a terrific place to begin. EFSC offers many courses for college students to transfer to a university that will help prepare them for a major in education to work as an elementary, middle or high school teacher, plus a bachelor's degree for those who want to teach Biology, Chemistry to Middle School Science. We also offer an Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) for people with a non-education bachelor's degree who want to add the credentials to become a teacher. In addition, courses at EFSC also can lead to the certifications or training necessary to work as an Early Childhood Education Teacher or a classroom teaching assistant.

Marika Koch - EFSC professor

Meet Marika Koch

Education Instructor

Become a teacher and educate our future! Be a part of EFSC’s education program to learn about effective teaching techniques. You can change the world one student at a time!

Transfer Degree to Bachelor's Degree
Associate in Arts (meet with an advisor to ensure electives align with bachelor's-level academic goals)

Educator Preparation Institute (EPI):
View Program Details & EPI Application Process
EFSC's EPI offers an alternate route to teacher certification for mid-career professionals and college graduates holding a bachelor's degree or higher who were not education majors.

Bachelor in Science
Science Teacher Education - Choose from Three Teaching Specializations in Biology, Chemistry or Middle School Science

Associate in Science
 • Early Childhood Education
 • Educational Technology Assistant

Related College Credit Certificates
Child Care Center Management
Child Development Early Intervention
Educational Assisting
FCCPC- Florida Child Care Provider Certificate
Infant/Toddler Specialization
Preschool Specialization