Florida State is looking to the country’s military veterans to help fill teaching positions, with applications already being received.
State Education Commissioner Manny Diaz said Friday that the bill to launch the program had passed, according to Fox News.
Diaz noted that more than 80 applications have since come in, saying, “It’s a great path for us to be able to get our veterans in this veteran-friendly state to pick up the slack.”
The Florida Department of Education detailed the military veteran certification path that went into effect July 1, describing it as a 5-year temporary certificate for veterans who did not yet have their bachelor’s degree.
Veterans will still need to complete their bachelor’s degree within the five-year period and meet all other requirements to receive their vocational education certificate.
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The certification path was intended for those who met the following criteria:
- Minimum of 48 months of active duty military service with an honorable/medical discharge
- Minimum of 60 university credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
- Passing score on a Florida exam for bachelor’s level subjects that demonstrate mastery of subject knowledge
- Employment in a Florida school district, including charter schools
Veterans would team up with a mentor instructor to help them hone their skills in the classroom.
Diaz noted that military skills, such as structure and time management, would benefit students.
“It’s important in our classrooms because we miss some of that with today’s younger generation,” he continued.
Meanwhile, Florida teachers would also undergo training to teach civics and the importance of religion in the public square, Breitbart News reported July 4:
The new training course includes facts missing from many history books, including that the Establishment Clause of the Constitution only prohibits the government from establishing a national religion or having policies that favor one religion over another. the other.
Additionally, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) has endorsed more pro-parent and student-first school board nominees, Breitbart News reported Wednesday.
In a statement, he described school board members as people “on the front lines of defending our students and defending parental rights.”