Jacksonville offers corps members a warm climate, beaches, a river, and plenty of things to do. A large urban city with a southern small-town feel, Jacksonville is home to a variety of communities, and corps members are sure to find a neighborhood they’re happy to call home.
The long beaches and temperate weather make Jacksonville the ultimate city for people who enjoy the outdoors. Sports enthusiasts cheer on the Jaguars and Suns during football and baseball seasons, and play golf year-round on numerous popular public and private courses. Jacksonville offers exciting nightlife venues throughout the city, and is ideally located within a short drive of St. Augustine, providing multiple opportunities for day trips and weekend getaways.
Key areas in Jacksonville most frequented and lived in by corps members include Southside, Riverside, the beaches, and downtown Jacksonville. Each area offers its own style: wide sandy beaches in Jacksonville Beach, eclectic shops and eateries in Riverside, and St. John’s Town Center with its many stores, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities in Southside. Jacksonville has an area for everyone’s tastes.
A large urban city with a southern small-town feel, Jacksonville has a neighborhood for everyone. The Southside area, between the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal waterway, is a popular choice for corps members who value convenience and accessibility. Just 20 minutes by car from both Downtown Jacksonville and the beach, the area offers several new, affordable apartment buildings and condominiums along Southside Boulevard. While it's a short hop to all that Jacksonville has to offer, there's plenty to do within Southside as well, including great shopping and a bevy of places to eat and drink.
Subjects And Grade Levels
- Social Studies
Jacksonville corps members receive a three-year non-renewable temporary certificate. In order to qualify for the temporary certificate, all corps members are required to:
- Pass a Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Subject Area Exam prior to their first day of teaching
- Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Middle Grades Integrated Certification exam prior to their first day of teaching
- Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test
- Provide two copies of their degree-conferred transcript from an accredited college or university
- Pay a $75 fee to the Florida Department of Education for each subject area certification applied for
If corps members choose to pursue full professional certification, they must enroll in an alternative certification program and pass the Professional Education Test (PEd) by the end of their third year. Duval County Public Schools offers a low-cost summer alternative certification program that some corps members have opted to participate in.