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Program Description & Requirements:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Education & Training career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Education & Training career cluster. 

The content includes but is not limited to organizational leadership, financial management, legal obligations and responsibilities, educational programming, marketing strategies, assessment, monitoring practices, observations, referrals, and collaboration of programs with families and community resources. 

Florida Director Credential Core Requirements: 

  1. Possess an active Staff Credential (Excluding Employment Recognition Exemption) 
  2. Other Core Requirements: 

In addition, the Director Credential, Level I requires: 

There are additional requirements for the Director Credential, Level II and the Advanced Level. Refer tor additional information. 

Start Date:

August, February


Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information about this program contact Kristi Mellin: 941-730-9963,
or Email at


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

Pre-requisite: the advanced program requires successful completion of Welding Technology and or Structural certification.

1. Apply to MTC at Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here (YouTube video)
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at

Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

For more information about this program contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 46032 or email:

Program #V200206 CIP# 0419070802

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee





*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Not Pell Eligible (for programs under 600 hours)

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).

Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)

Program Video

Testimonial Video

Program Facts

Job Placement Rate



45 hrs
Approx. 8 weeks


Main Campus





Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Roderick Mitchell

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call   941.751.7900 x 46032


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