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

Program:  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-6/ESOL/Reading

School: School of Education & Behavioral Studies

The Department of Education at Palm Beach Atlantic University prepares highly competent teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences. If you would like to teach children the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, the major of Elementary Education is for you. With the component of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), you will study applied linguistics, including first- and second-language acquisition, major methodologies, and current trends in ESOL teaching and assessment. In addition, this program provides the flexibility to spend your second semester of student teaching abroad in an approved Christian school.

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"PBA's School of Education has not only academically prepared me to be an educator, but has also spiritually supported and guided me towards being a stronger Christian and a light to my future students." Lilah Castle '23

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Guidance counselor
  • Admission counselor



Program Details

Distinctively PBA 

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 HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.

Professional Certification Requirements:

  • Graduate from PBA’s Florida state-approved initial teacher preparation program
  • Achieve passing scores on the General Knowledge (GK) Test, the Professional Education (Prof Ed) Test, and the Subject Area Examination (SAE) http://www.fldoe.org/profd
  • Send your Official Transcript to the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee
  • Receive your letter of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education


Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. One prestigious scholarship available to elementary education majors is the Bebe Warren Scholarship. This Scholars Program offers scholarships to freshmen and transfer students each year. 

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