Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers

This academy explores careers in the field of education using service learning, cutting-edge technology, and full year internships. Fostering the next generation of educators, the program focuses on developing student leaders who will be the next caring contributors to the children of the future. Placing academic success at the forefront of the program, qualifying students have the opportunity for dual enrollment credits from St. Johns River State College or the University of North Florida through the Virtual Teaching Academy. Students can earn industry certification such as WordPress Certified Editor and FCTE Professional Educator.


To offer students a rigorous program of study which promotes a diverse range of teacher training opportunities.


Program of Study and Downloads

Additional Information

Courses Offered

  • Intro to the Teaching Profession: Collaboration with St Augustine High School’s ESE Department
  • Human Growth and Development: Weekly practicum with SJCSD Early Childhood Services
  • Foundations of Curriculum: Mini-internships with St Johns Technical High School (Grades 6-8)
  • Principles of Teaching Internship: 100 hour internship under the mentorship of a SJCSD Teacher

Academy Benefits

  • Participate in 4 years of work-based learning.
  • Develop leadership, communication and organizational skills.
  • Participate in a rigorous and a meaningful program of study.
  • Qualify to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with St. Johns County School District.
  • Free membership in Florida Future Educators of America with opportunities for after-school activities, state competitions, and a great resume booster!
  • Earn college credits through Dual Enrollment courses with St. Johns River State College and University of North Florida

Senior Internship Program
Students participating in the 12th-grade internship program attend their high school academy classroom three times a week and visit their designated SJCSD internship site daily. Working alongside experienced and highly skilled mentor teachers, students gain knowledge in a range of vital industry skills, including but not limited to classroom management, lesson planning, differentiated and small group instruction. Students will accumulate up to 100 hours of work-based learning, which can be used towards Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.

Dual Enrollment
As part of their 12th Grade Internship, our students can participate in Dual Enrollment courses online. Collaborating with St. Johns River State College and The University of North Florida, we offer eligible students the opportunity to earn college credits without incurring any costs. These credits can be used towards obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Education at a post-secondary institution.

Academy News


Robert Raimann, Career Specialist
[email protected]
(904) 547-8530


St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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