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B-CU’s College of Education Encourages Students to Prepare for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam


B-CU’s College of Education, ‘WE WILL RISE’ (Reach Illimitable Success in Education), initiative helped register over 80 students who have never attempted to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). Most recently, Dr. Stephanie Henry, Dean of the College, and her staff and faculty held a voucher party to ensure that students learned the importance of being prepared for the FTCE. “Our students are now registered, continuing to attend our FTCE Boot Camp sessions, studying independently and they are scheduled to test before the start of finals,” Dr. Henry stated.

Since its inception, B-CU has produced world-class educators via its teacher education programs. Within the last year, the College of Education has put focus back on expanding educational opportunities within Volusia and Flagler counties, preparing those interested for career readiness.

To that end, B-CU has also established a community partnership with Northeast Florida Community Action Agency (NFCAA) -- an agency established in 1965 to combat poverty over a seven-county area, comprised of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties -- to provide teacher preparation workshops to three distinct populations in order to assist residents in preparing for and passing the Florida Teacher Certification Exam, Paraprofessional Praxis Assessment, and Florida Educational Leadership examinations while creating an ongoing pipeline to higher education. “When students are determined, NOTHING will stop them!!!,” she added. “We will try, and if we have to, try again!!.”

To learn more about the FTCE Bootcamp sessions or determine eligibility for the Teacher Certification Exam Workshop, contact Dr. Stephanie Henry, Acting Dean of the College of Education, 386-481-2087 or or Cheri Orr, 386-481-2948,

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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