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August 01, 2015

About the Department of Education

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The Department of Education has been offering state-approved programs in education since 1977, and is an integral part of the PBA community.

Our mission, through the integration of faith into the curriculum, is to prepare highly competent pre-service elementary, secondary, and all-level (K-12 Physical Education, Art, and Music) teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences.

PBA provides an education that values scholarship, discipleship, servant-leadership, and stewardship. As a Christian university, we emphasizes the highest level of moral and ethical standards.

The Title II Institutional Report Card shows a 100% pass rate on the Florida Teacher Certification examination for students graduating from all of the state-approved programs listed below:

    A Day in the Life of PBA Student Teacher Brooke Statler

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Art Education (K-12)

Biology/Secondary Education

Elementary Education (K-6 with ESOL)

English/Secondary Education

Mathematics/Secondary Education

Music Education (K-12)




Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

PreK/Primary Education

Secondary Education


Special features of the Teacher Education Program at Palm Beach Atlantic include:

  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Accreditation. ACSI is a national benchmark of quality validated by
    peer review and systematic self-evaluation against national and internationally accepted Christian standards. This accreditation promotes on-going institutional improvement through a continuous process of self-assessment and systematic school/program development.
  • Small methods and theory class sizes (10:1 in methods courses).
  • State certified teacher preparation programs: Elementary school or high school.
  • Two semesters student teaching residency: One semester in public school and one semester in private/Christian school
  • Full semester of field experience in Palm Beach County Schools.
  • Partnership with Belvedere Elementary School, Conniston Middle School, Forest Hill High School, Area 4 Schools  (Washington Elementary School, West Rivera Elementary School, North Palm Beach Elementary School, and Eisenhower Elementary School, Galaxy Elementary School).
  • Successful history of job placement of graduates.
  • Outstanding faculty.
  • Prestigious reputation in the local public and private school systems.


Click here to view a list of PBA graduates who received the prestigious William T. Dwyer Award.
The William T. Dwyer Awards, established in 1985 by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, recognizes outstanding achievements of teachers in Palm Beach County. Below are PBA graduates who received the honor:

2011: Crystal Storandt Varnadore - Middle School
2008: Elizabeth Eubanks - Middle School
2005: Tammy Skinner - Career Education
2004: Kelli Roads - Elementary Education
2001: Caroline Roth Epstein - Elementary Education
2000: DeCarla Boggs - Middle School
1997: Dennis Kavanaugh - Middle School



Speaking of PBA's Department of Education...

"I really like PBA because of the education program. It allows me to have personal relationships with my professors, and the small class sizes are helpful. The university really reminds me of home, as it is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Christian atmosphere also provides more hands-on experience with programs such as Workship."
Cara Curry - Elementary Education major- Home Country: The Bahamas.

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