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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. 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 - Biology Teacher Specialization

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