Teacher Certification

  • SDMC Certification Specialists partner with the Florida Bureau of Education to assist in the navigation of the Florida Educator Certification processes. They provide certification information and related services to administrators, educators, prospective educators, and other constituents.

    SDMC Certification Specialists are trained to explain current laws and rules governing eligibility for a Florida Educator Certificate, and to carry out their statutorily authorized certification responsibilities. They ensure that all educators within Manatee County are compliant with Florida laws pertaining to educator certification. Please review the 'Helpful Links' below for answers to frequently asked questions. 

    If you have questions about adding Reading Endorsement to your professional certificate, please see Paperless Steps for Adding a Subject to Your Certificate or email certification@manateeschools.net.