Information related to certification and highly qualified teacher requirements based on different scheduling methods and service delivery models for students with disabilities can be found in the Florida Course Code Directory; as well as, information related to endorsements required for ESE teachers. For specific questions about highly qualified requirements or certification as it relates to your current teaching assignments, contact your personnel department at your local school district office.
This section also includes links to information about the Department of Health licensure for related services personnel, such as speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Links to various state and national resources related to highly qualified, effective teachers of students with disabilities are listed. For helpful information for all educators, visit the Teach in Florida website that is maintained by the FDOE Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention.