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DeSantis Announces Program to Help Veterans Become Teachers

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FL GOVERNOR Ron DeSantis announced Thursday the launch of a website to help recruit qualified military veterans to join schools across the state as teachers. As detailed on the governor’s official website, on Aug. 17 the State Board of Education will consider a rule to formally implement a program for veterans to receive a five-year temporary education certificate while they complete their bachelor’s degree.
“Provided they meet certain criteria. This rule implements SB 896, which Governor DeSantis signed earlier this year after it received unanimous bipartisan support throughout the 2022 Session,” the GOP website details.

 
“Florida is the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation. We also know that our veterans have talents and skills that they can offer our students. This new opportunity expands Florida’s existing programs that help our veterans take their talents to our schools, and it will help Florida remain a national leader in education,” Governor DeSantis highlighted. 

DeSantis’ team indicated that “the State Board of Education will consider a rule to allow military veterans to obtain a 5-year temporary teaching certificate without a bachelor’s degree, providing the following criteria are met:”

  • Minimum of 48 months of military service with honorable/medical discharge.
  • Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5-grade point average.
  • Passing score on a Florida subject area examination.
  • Employment in a Florida school district, including charter schools.
  • Cleared background screening.

Williams Perdomo es periodista y escritor, especializado en las fuentes Política y Cultura.

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