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

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Instructor Qualifications

Statutory Requirements

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: