FTCE General Knowledge Test Prep Courses

These online, six week, self-paced courses are designed to help prepare you to take the Reading, Math, English Language Skills and Essay subtests of the General Knowledge Test on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam

NOTE: Registration for October 1st classes must be completed by September 25th.

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GKT Reading


This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the Reading portion of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks. The topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills
    • Knowledge of Key Ideas and Details Based on Text Selections
    • Knowledge of Craft Structure Based on Text Selections
    • Knowledge of the Integration of Information and Ideas Based on Text Selections
  • Interpreting GKT score reports
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GKT Mathematics


This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the Math portion of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks. The topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills
    • Knowledge of Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations
    • Knowledge of Geometry and Measurement
    • Knowledge of Algebraic Thinking and the Coordinate Plane
    • Knowledge of Probability, Statistics, and Data Interpretation
  • Interpreting GKT score reports
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GKT ELS & Essay


This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the English Language Skills and Essay portions of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks. The topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills
    • Knowledge of Language Structures
    • Knowledge of Vocabulary Application
    • Knowledge of Standard English Conventions
    • Essay Test Taking Strategies
  • Interpreting GKT score reports