English and Secondary Education, B.A.

three PBA students program walk together on campus

You have an affinity for English language and literature, and want to educate adolescents. At Palm Beach Atlantic University you can answer your call of becoming a Secondary Education English teacher.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies , School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Earn a Degree in English and Secondary Education at PBA?

Learn the historical and philosophical foundations of education, as well as important topics such as instructional tools, the Florida Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards and the role of the teacher. You will be educated by the dynamic faculty of Florida’s top Christian college.

The mission of the dual major in English and Secondary Education is to prepare highly competent, pre-service English Secondary Education teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences.

This major does not result in professional teacher certification. To be eligible for temporary certification, a student must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved institution and meet the guidelines required by the Florida Department of Education.

female students smiling and taking notes at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Apply Now

Chart Your Path. Launch Your Future.

Apply Now

What Can I Do with this Degree?

  • Middle or high school teacher
  • Guidance counselor
  • Admission Counselor

Program Details

The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with PBA faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the education field.

Students may seek Florida certification after the following steps are completed:

  1. Apply to the state for certification: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/ The state will send you a Statement of Eligibility.
  2. Schedule a Subject Area Exam if indicated on your Statement of Eligibility: Florida Teacher Certification Exams: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/
  3. Complete additional requirements listed on your Statement of Eligibility.

The mission of the dual major is to prepare highly competent, pre-service English Secondary Education teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences. Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

Learn more in the course catalog

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Calculate Costs

West Palm Beach Admissions

Office of Admissions

Send Email
Phone: (561) 803-2100

Related Programs

Presentation in an elementary education class.

Elementary Education K-6/ESOL/Reading, B.S.

Transform the classrooms of the future with PBA’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education focused in K-6, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Reading proficiency. Lead with generosity, commitment, and compassion in diverse schools where your academic excellence and love for Christ will shine.

education students study together on campus.

Secondary Education, Minor (Professional Training Option)

The minor in Secondary Education (Professional Training Option) is designed for students majoring in an eligible content area who want to seek state secondary education licensure.

an english major reading a book

English, B.A.

Illuminate the human condition as a student of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Bachelor of Arts in English program. Uncover our shared history through the religious, social, philosophical, and aesthetic elements that comprise culture and form literary traditions.