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DeSantis waives teacher requirements for veterans amid shortage | USA TODAY


Florida will allow veterans to become instructors as the state faces teacher shortages despite concerns it will undermine qualifications.

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Teacher candidates must have a minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 GPA, and also must receive a passing score on the FLDOE subject area examination for bachelor’s level subjects.

Veterans must have a minimum of 48 months of military service completed with honorable/medical discharge. If hired by a school district, they have to have a teaching mentor.

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