Professional Development Certification Program (PDCP)

  • This program is specifically for teachers who are on a temporary certificate. The program is a three tiered and is designed to be completed within the three years of your temporary. Enrollment in the program occurs between July and October of each year. There is a fee associated with the program to assist with the cost of materials, resources, mentors, assessors and special training requirements.

    “The Professional Development Competencies and Certification Program (PDCP) provides a cohesive competency-based program leading to a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate through a Florida public school district.” FLDOE website

    PDCP teachers will find the support they need in SDMC. Building administrators and district specialists will provide the leadership and professional training needed to excel in the classroom. Supportive staff will guide this teacher through the steps to become professionalized.

    Open the attached PDF for a helpful, informative document describing the PDCP program at SDMC, including district contact information: 

    Click here for Alternative Certification - PDCP.

    Click here to visit PDCP @ FLDOE.

    Click here for more information regarding PDCP in Recruitment Opportunities @ SDMC.


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