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Professional Testing Requirements

 
 

B.M.E. candidates need to demonstrate a proficiency in three areas of expertise: 

General Knowledge, Professional Education, and Music Education in order to be considered for teacher certification in the State of Florida.  Tests in these areas are offered on a regular basis and the suggested timeline for taking these tests is as follows:

  • Test of General Knowledge (Code – 082) - Before completion of first year of program
  • Test of Professional Education (Code -083) - Upon completion of MUE 2040, EDF 2005, and EDF 2085
  • Music Education (028) - Upon completion of all music methods/core courses (i.e., theory, history, conducting) and professional education courses and, if possible, PRIOR to student teaching.       

All information regarding these tests, including registration, test locations and study guides, is available at:  http://www.fl.nesinc.com

The FGCU Testing and Assessment Center also has information on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE): http://www.fgcu.edu/Testing/ftce.html