Acceptable Majors for Educator Certification Specialization

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    Florida Certification Coverage

    Frequently Acceptable Degree Major(s)

    Agriculture

    Agriculture, General Agriculture, Vocational Agriculture

    Arabic

    Arabic

    Art

    Art, Art Education, Fine Arts (major, not degree type), Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Commercial Art, One Area of Art (Painting, Sculpture, etc.)

    Biology

    Bacteriology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomechanics, Botany, Dentistry, Doctor of Medicine, Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Genetics, Kinesiology, Life Science, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy

    Business Education

    Business Education, Business Administration

    Chemistry

    Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy

    Chinese

    Chinese

    Computer Science

    Computer Information Sciences, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Technology, Computer Engineering

    Dance

    Dance, Dance Education

    Drama

    Acting, Drama, Dramatic Arts, Theatre, Theatre Arts, One Area of Drama (Directing, etc.)

    Earth-Space Science

    Astronomy, Climatology, Earth Science, Geology, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Physical Geography, Space Science

    Educational Leadership

    Educational Administration, Administration and Supervision, Educational Leadership, Educational Management and Development, School Principal (master’s level)

    Educational Media Specialist

    Educational Media, Educational Media Technology, Instructional Media, Library Science (not Technology Education)

    Elementary Education (K-6)

    Elementary Education 1-6, K-6, N/K-6, K-3, K-4, K-8, K-9, Upper Elementary 4-6

    English

    English, Literature (English), Creative Writing, Language Arts

    English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

    Special Education, Mild and Moderate Needs, Teacher of the Handicapped, Varying Exceptionalities; Behavioral Disorders, BD/LD, Emotionally Conflicted, Emotionally Disturbed, Emotionally Handicapped, Socially and Emotionally Maladjusted; Educable Mentally Retarded, Children with Retarded Mental Development (CRMD), Intellectual Disabilities, Mentally Handicapped, Mentally Impaired, Mental Retardation, Profoundly Mentally Retarded, Severely and Profoundly Mentally Retarded, Trainable Mentally Retarded; Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities; Motor Disabilities, Orthopedically Handicapped, Physically Handicapped, Physically Impaired

    Family and Consumer Science

    Home Economics, Vocational Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science

    Farsi

    Farsi

    French

    French

    German

    German

    Greek

    Greek

    Guidance and Counseling

    School Guidance and Counseling, School Counseling, School Guidance (master’s degree level)

    Haitian-Creole

    Haitian-Creole

    Health

    Allied Health, Health, Health Education, Health Services, Nursing (BS), Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Science, Doctor of Osteopathy

    Hearing Impaired

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Deaf Education, Hearing Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Hearing Science, Education of Deaf-Blind

    Hebrew

    Hebrew

    Hindi

    Hindi

    Humanities

    Humanities, Classical Studies

    Italian

    Italian

    Japanese

    Japanese

    Journalism

    Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Television Journalism

    Latin

    Latin

    Marketing

    Distributive Education, Marketing, Marketing Education

    Mathematics

    Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, or Nuclear), Statistics, Actuarial Science

    Middle Grades English

    Middle Grades English, Middle Grades Language Arts, Middle School English Education, Junior High School English, English, Literature (English), Creative Writing, Language Arts Literature (English), Creative Writing

    Middle Grades General Science

    Middle Grades Science, Teaching Middle School Science, Junior High Science, Middle School Science Education, General Science

    Middle Grades Mathematics

    Middle Grades Mathematics, Teaching Middle School Mathematics, Junior High Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace, or Nuclear), Actuarial Science

    Middle Grades Social Science

    Middle Grades Social Science, Teaching Middle School Social Science, Junior High Social Science, Middle School Social Science Education, Social Science, Social Studies, American History, History, Western Civilization, World History, Geography, Economic Geography, (and other specialized areas of geography) Economics, Civics, Government, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Psychology (and other specialized areas of Psychology)

    Music

    Applied Music, Instrumental Music, Music, Music Education, Piano or other major instrument, Vocal Music, Voice, Composition (music), Percussion

    Physical Education (K-12)

    Physical Education any grade level with student teaching

    Physics

    Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Engineering

    Portuguese

    Portuguese

    Preschool Education

    Nursery School Education, Preschool Education, Birth-Age 4, Birth-Age 8

    Prekindergarten/Primary Education

    Early Childhood Education if NK-3, NK-4, or Birth-Age 8; P-5, N-6, NK-6, Prekindergarten/Primary Education

    Reading

    Reading (masters degree level)

    Russian

    Russian

    School Psychologist

    School Psychology (specialist’s degree level)

    School Social Worker

    Social Work, Social Worker, Social Welfare

    Social Science

    Social Science, Social Studies, American History, History, Western Civilization, World History, Geography, Economic Geography (and other specialized areas of geography), Economics, Civics, Government, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Psychology (and other specialized areas of Psychology)

    Spanish

    Spanish

    Speech

    Speech, Speech Communication, Public Speaking

    Speech-Language Impaired

    Communication Disorders, Speech Correction, Speech and Hearing Science, Speech-Language Impaired, Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology and Audiology (master’s degree level)

    Technology Education

    Industrial Arts, Industrial Technology Education, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts-Technology Education, Technology Education

    Turkish

    Turkish

    Visually Impaired

    Blind and Partially Sighted, Visual Disabilities, Visually Handicapped, Visually Impaired