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Teacher Immersion Program (TIP)

Teacher Immersion Program (TIP)

The Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) at FGCU College of Education.


The Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) is an Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) approved by the Florida Department of Education that provides an alternative route to certification. This program is designed for career changers and those with degrees in areas other than education who wish to become teachers.  It is delivered at the graduate level and includes eight 3-credit hour courses, including an internship.

Teacher Immersion Program at FGCU Video

Watch a YouTube Video highlighting the Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) at FGCU: Teacher Immersion Program at FGCU.

TIP Open House 

Thursday, May 18, 2017: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 210
Thursday, August 10, 2017: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 210

Link for Open House Registration 

Please click here to register for the open house: Open House Registration

Florida Department of Education Links:

General Info:

Educator Certification:

Certification subjects:

Certificate types and requirements:

Florida Department of Education FAQs about Alternative Certification: