Florida Teacher Workshops FAQ
When will I be billed for the workshop and how do I go about paying for the course?
After submitting the online application you will receive an e-mail stating that we received your application. Within 7 to 10 business days you will receive an e-mail confirmation which includes your password and user ID# so that you can go on to the Portal and make payment for the workshop. Payment is required upon receipt of your registration e-mail. Please be aware that courses will be dropped from the student’s schedule on the day after the registration deadline for the Session if not paid for in full or if no arrangements have been made through student accounts. The cost of each Teacher Workshop course is $640.00.
Please log into the FSC Portal with your FSC ID# and password to submit your payment; Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express is accepted. You can find the payment option in the portal by clicking on the student tab and then clicking on the Financial Information link in the left sidebar, and click on the 'Go to Transact' link. If you have any questions regarding your student account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 863.680.4154 (M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM).
Is Financial Aid available for Teacher Workshops?
Federal financial aid is not currently available for the Teacher Workshops.
Is a payment plan available for payment of the Teacher Workshop Courses?
Will I need to purchase a textbook?
You do not have to purchase a textbook.
Can I register online?
Yes. All students must register for teacher workshops per the directions in your registration email.
Who do I contact if I have admissions questions?
Contact the Professional Education Program Manager at 863.616.6457.
How do I cancel my registration, withdraw or receive a refund?
- A full refund is available if your registration is cancelled no later than the Wednesday prior to the workshop start date.
- A full refund or transfer to another workshop, if space is available, is offered if/when a workshop is cancelled.
- A grade of "W" will be assigned if your withdraw from a course by the Wednesday during the week of the workshop. No refund is available at this time.
- All cancellations or requests for withdrawal must be faxed to 863.680.4565 or e-mailed to email@example.com. Please include the course title and dates which the class is scheduled to meet in your withdrawal information/correspondence.
Do the courses offered by Florida Southern College meet the teacher certification and recertification requirements in Florida?
Yes, all courses are fully approved and meet the Florida Department of Education requirements for teachers. All courses are conducted by professional educators with advanced degrees in education.
Do I have to earn a certain grade in a Teacher Workshop?
A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all professional education courses.
How do I verify my certification requirements?
To verify your individual certification requirements, please request a Letter of Eligibility from the State of Florida, Department of Education prior to registering for the teacher workshop(s). In your correspondence please provide them with the following information: Your Name; DOE # or Social Security #; Florida Southern College; the Course #; Title of Course; and Course Description. You may e-mail the certification department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I request a transcript from Florida Southern College?
We offer online transcript ordering through our partner National Student Clearinghouse. The cost is $7.75 per copy and you will need a credit card and a valid e-mail account. Transcripts will not be released if there is an outstanding balance on your Florida Southern College account. If you have questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at 863.680.4127.
What are the technical requirements for taking an online course with Florida Southern College?
When will technical support be provided for online students and faculty? Who do they contact?
Students needing assistance should first contact their instructor. If the problem cannot be resolved at the instructor level, students may contact the Tech Buddies at 863.680.4212. Technical support for online workshops will be offered by FSC’s Tech Buddies.
For the fall and spring workshops, Tech Buddies will be available during the following times: Monday through Friday, 7:00 to 10:00 PM and Sunday 7:00 to 10:00 PM On Saturday please contact your instructor.
How do I obtain my ID# if I have lost or misplaced it?
How do I obtain a password and user ID# to log on to the FSC Portal?
You will need to create a password for use with the Portal system. Directions are located on the Registration Confirmation email that is sent within 7-10 business days after you have applied for the Teacher Workshop program.