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The Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) is a difficult test consisting of four subtests in accordance with the major subject areas of elementary education: Language Arts and Reading, Social Science, Science, and Mathematics. Passing this exam is a requirement for becoming an elementary school teacher in the state of Florida and is known for requiring multiple attempts to pass. The Baptist College of Florida’s (BCF) Elementary Education Program is being recognized for having an above-average first-time pass rate among students, as compared to other colleges across Florida.

Ranking number 9 in Florida puts BCF in step with some of the top colleges in the state sharing a very positive first-time pass rate among students. The average pass-rate for first time test takers across Florida is 34% and BCF surpassed that giving evident that BCF’s program is effective in helping students reach their goal of teacher certification.

When asked what strategies allowed BCF to attain this standing, Chair of the Teacher Education Division, Dr. Kaye Johnson shared, “Material for this exam is integrated into the education courses required for the Elementary Education degree. Students are required to complete assigned coursework and teach model lessons in the BCF classroom. They are also required to complete field experience hours in the local schools. The combination of these practices allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge on campus and then apply researched based strategies in the local public-school setting. Students also benefit from immediate feedback and conferences from Cooperating Teachers in the local schools and BCF professors.”

For more information on the ranking process and details, see the original article at https://ftcetest.org/ftce-elementary-education-passing-score-colleges/#wo. To inquire or apply to The Baptist College of Florida’s Elementary Education Program, please call 800.328.2660 ext. 460 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.

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