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» VPK Instructor Qualifications
VPK Instructor Qualifications
The legislation that created the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program in 2002 specifies credentialing requirements for instructors in school-year and summer VPK classrooms. More recent legislation authorizes the Department of Education to approve educational credentials for instructors in school-year VPK programs that are equivalent to or greater than those originally specified. On June 21, 2005, the State Board of Education adopted additional educational credentials to meet requirements for school-year VPK instructors.
VPK Instructor Credential Checklists
School-Year VPK Instructor Credential Qualifications: Public and Private Providers
Summer VPK Instructor Credential Qualifications: Public and Private Providers
Memo #07-02: TAP #07-01 Voluntary Prekindergarten
Instructor Qualifications (1-24-07)
Technical Assistance Paper # 07-01: Voluntary Prekindergarten
Equivalent Credentials for
: Adopted by the State Board of Education, June 21, 2005
Current and Proposed Bachelor’s (and Higher) Degrees
Current and Proposed Associate’s Degrees
Section 1002.55(4)(e), F.S. authorizes the Department of Education to adopt criteria and procedures for approving equivalent educational credentials in addition to those already identified. The review process is described in the following document:
Review Process: Equivalent Credentials for Voluntary Prekindergarten
Education Program Instructors