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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Florida

Around 1.6% of Florida's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 7,742 teachers graduate from Florida's 78 teaching schools.

Top Schools

University of Miami, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Florida that has a teaching program. It is located in Miami. 51 students graduated with a degree in teaching from University of Miami in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.

University of Central Florida, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a teaching program. It is located in Orlando. In 2010, 1,100 students graduated from University of Central Florida teaching program. Students at University of Central Florida paid $5,021 per year in tuition fees.

University of South Florida-Main Campus, which is located in Tampa, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. 730 students graduated with degree in teaching from University of South Florida-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of South Florida-Main Campus was $5,198 per year.


Tuition at Florida's teaching schools ranges from $37,836 per year to $2,158 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,383 per year. The Florida teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Rollins College - located in Winter Park, students are charged $37,640 per year
  3. Stetson University - located in De Land, students are charged $33,424 per year

The following Florida teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
  2. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
  3. College of Central Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $2,190 per year

A teaching degree from a Florida school... what next?

Many Florida teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 180,280 teacher working in Florida, including 2,830 english teachers, 4,410 primary school education administrators, and 1,190 education administrators. The Florida counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Hernando County - 27,770 teachers
  2. Lake County - 22,850 teachers
  3. Baker County - 13,210 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Florida will grow to 168,980. This would require a 12% growth in the field.


teachers in Florida earn $69,139 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in Florida had varying salaries from $19,720 to $163,980 per year in 2010. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Broward County - $77,964 per year
  2. Alachua County - $77,583 per year
  3. Miami-Dade County - $77,336 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bay County - $44,100 per year
  2. Bradford County - $49,265 per year
  3. DeSoto County - $49,609 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Florida were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $108,140 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $103,590 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $88,670 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Florida were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $49,820 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $49,220 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Florida
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Florida
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Florida
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Florida
  • Certificate in Teaching in Florida

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other n/a $70,710
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 73,150 $49,820 16.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 30,780 $50,770 8.8%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 10,920 $49,220 -0.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 10,460 $52,940 24.5%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 9,920 $69,860 -41.4%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 8,340 $108,140 28.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 7,200 $51,350 32.6%
Instructional Coordinators 6,990 $53,830 10.3%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 4,410 $88,670 -47.0%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 4,330 $86,740 46.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,830 $69,680 21.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 2,750 $51,320 -18.9%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,520 $70,980 9.6%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,880 $75,110 -30.1%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,700 $82,570 4.3%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,190 $103,590 -47.1%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 910 $59,210 -21.6%

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