Miami Dade College

School of Education


Interested in becoming a teacher? Want to learn more about the teaching profession? Come to the Career Center for the Teaching Profession located at the InterAmerican Campus.

  • Obtain information on programs of study
  • Meet with an advisor
  • Apply for admission to our Bachelor programs
  • Register for Education classes
  • Have all of your questions answered

All students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Education in the State of Florida are required to complete the following three Common Prerequisite Courses:

  • EDF1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (counts as General Education elective)
  • EDF2085 Introduction to Diversity
  • EME2040 Introduction to Educational Technology

Students who choose to pursue a baccalaureate degree in one of the six Teacher Education Programs at MDC in teaching K-12 must also take EEX2000 Introduction to Special Education, except the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Fingerprinting and Security Clearance

All pre-service teachers who are completing MDC SOE clinical experience in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) or Early Childhood Educational (ECE) centers are required to be fingerprinted and background checked and must pass a Level II clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon arrival at the school, students must present the fingerprinting clearance card to be recorded in the school’s Application Tracking System (ATS). This is the only clearance verification document needed to work in the classroom. Clearance cards are valid for five years.

Students enrolled in MDC SOE courses MUST be fingerprinted at: M-DCPS, 1450 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 110, 305-995-7472. Walk-ins only, no appointment needed, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When you go to get fingerprinted, you must bring:

  1. M-DCPS Service Provider form.
  2. A money order in the amount of $99, payable to School Board of Miami-Dade County.
  3. Your social security card and picture identification (driver’s license or Florida state-issued ID).

International Students must bring a government-issued photo ID or a passport and a valid visa in the absence of a social security card.

Through clinical experiences, pre-service teachers are able to convert theory into practice, allowing them to become highly competent future educators. This is one of the strongest components of our Teacher Education Programs.

  • Students will spend from 100 to over 700 hours in accredited Early Childhood centers or at Miami-Dade County Public School classrooms.
  • You will obtain real-world experiences while observing, assisting, and teaching,
  • While working in a variety of settings and locations you will acquire a wide breadth of experience.

LiveText is the online learning management system required in the School of Education, which helps enhance our students’ technological skills throughout the programs.

  • Used to submit all assigned work to professors and to create the E-Portfolio, a graduation requirement as well as an invaluable marketing tool after graduation. Access is obtained by purchasing the software from the bookstore or online.
  • Training is provided through workshops by the E-Portfolio Coordinator at the School of Education.
Nearly 100% of graduates find that internship has prepared them well for the teaching profession