CEUs and In-Service Credit
Professional organizations have awarded CEU credit for FMNP classes. However, this
determination is up to your organization to decide. Resources are provided below
for you and your organization to aid in the certification process.
Teachers throughout Florida have received in-service credits from their school districts
for continuing education requirements by taking Florida Master Naturalist Program
(FMNP) classes. FMNP Core Module classes are 40 contact hours each. A total of 120
credits could be obtained by taking all three modules. The FMNP curriculum supplements
the Florida Sunshine State Standards and student workbooks and other materials can
be used in the classroom. In addition, FMNP videos can be purchased for use in the
classroom. Student final projects can be incorporated into school curriculum and
other educational programs.
Teachers must contact their school district human resources department to apply
for in-service credit, as each school district has their own certification procedures.
Inactive teachers may still be awarded in-service credits for taking FMNP classes.
Contact your local school district’s human resources office to find out if they
will accept inactive teachers in their area into their recertification program and
if they accept FMNP classes for credit.
State law requires that the Florida Department of Education (DOE) only accept in-service
credits that have been approved and submitted through a school district. DOE cannot
award in-service credits directly. Additional information, including other options
for renewal, is available on the DOE
Educator Certification website.
Resources to take to your school district:
For more information or questions, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-1837.