This article originally appeared on K-12 Dive.
In an effort to combat teacher shortages, the Florida Department of Education is enlisting military personnel, veterans and their spouses to teach in the state’s classrooms without a bachelor’s degree requirement.
Requirements for the five-year temporary teaching certificates for veterans include:
- At least 48 months of military service with an honorable or medical discharge.
- At least 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average.
- Passage of a Florida subject area exam for bachelor’s level subjects. For temporary certificates, these exams are available in more than 30 subject areas.
- Employment in a Florida school district, which can include charter schools.