Program Description

Beginning July 1, 2011, teachers who are teaching either of the following courses (in accordance with the 2010-2011 Florida Course Code Directory) will be required to obtain the prekindergarten disabilities endorsement: #7650030 Prekindergarten Disabilities: Age 0-2 or #7650130 Prekindergarten Disabilities: Age 3-5. For additional information, click here to view EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION – PREKINDERGARTEN (PRE-K)) DISABILITIES ENDORSEMENT MEMORANDUM, dated May 28, 2010.

The Prekindergarten (PreK) Disabilities Endorsement Tuition Support Program provides financial assistance to exceptional student education, preschool, and early childhood teachers who are teaching children identified as having prekindergarten disabilities in a Florida public school. Program recipients must agree to teach children identified as having PreK disabilities in a Florida public school for a minimum of one year for every six hours of tuition support received.

In order to be accepted into this program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • have a Florida Educator Certificate in exceptional student education, preschool education, primary education, prekindergarten/primary education, or early childhood education;
  • currently be employed in a Florida public school;
  • teach children with PreK disabilities; and
Prior to requesting tuition support, an applicant must enroll in a college or university of his/her choice. The applicant should follow the admission policy and course registration procedures for that institution. Upon successful completion of the registration process, an applicant may apply for the tuition support program.