General Knowledge Exam

Passing the General Knowledge Exam (GKE) is the first step to becoming a certified teacher in the state of Florida. The Florida Legislature and the Department of Education set the requirements for certification and the standards by which an individual is qualified to teach in the Florida K-12 public school system. The GKE is comprised of four subtests: (1) Essay, (2) English-Language Skills, (3) Reading Comprehension, and (4) Mathematics. As an FIU student in the School of Education and Human Development, you must pass all four sections in order to begin your clinical teaching experiences. For more information on your pre-requisites to student teaching, please visit the FIU School of Education website by clicking here

The Center for Academic Success (CfAS) offers workshops focused on developing the skills necessary to pass the subtests of the GKE. Assistance is offered either in a group setting or by individual appointment. Hover over any of the General Knowledge Exam types below to learn more about the specific instruction we offer for each exam type.


GKE Grammar

GKE Reading Comprehension

GKE Mathematics

GKE Essay

If you have any further questions about tutoring support with the General Knowledge Exam, please contact the following educators:

Mrs. Vicenta M. Shepard
Center for Academic Success Director
GKE Reading, English Language, and Essay, 305-348-2972

Mrs. Yesi Cantillo
Center for Academic Success Assistant Director
GKE Mathematics, 305-348-6278