Few pursuits in life are more impactful and fulfilling than the work of teachers, counselors and trainers. The School of Education & Behavioral Studies instills the importance of these professions into our students and emphasizes the role they will play in the lives of others as Christian role models.
Our programs have an excellent reputation throughout the state, with professors who are committed Christians. As a student in any of these programs you’ll learn the latest techniques in education, athletic training, mental health counseling and more from passionate instructors who are at the forefront of knowledge in their fields. Our programs include:
We also offer the following minors:
School of Education and Behavioral Studies houses the Counselor Education Program offering students an opportunity to pursue one of the following degrees:
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.
Faculty in the School of Education & Behavioral Studies are experienced experts in their fields. They thrive at PBA because of the emphasis we place on personal mentorship of students. And they are accomplished scholars who regularly lend their expertise, speak at state and national conferences and contribute to the body of knowledge in their fields through the publication of countless articles and books.
Graduates of the School of Education & Behavioral Studies gain exceptional preparation to succeed in their careers and graduate school through a well-rounded learning experience blending classroom instruction with abundant hands-on training opportunities. You’ll find our graduates succeeding at the following schools and organizations and many more.
Elizabeth McBrayer ’17 is a Kindergarten math, science and social studies teacher at Elbridge Gale Elementary School.
Jonathan Rios ’13 is co-founder and owner of the Thriiv Company specializing in the treatment of anxiety, panic, stress, depression and addictions.
Rachel Martin ’16 is assistant athletic trainer at King College, a DII NCAA university in Tennessee.
Our student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 means faculty will mentor you.
PBA's average class size of 17 students provides a highly personalized experience.
With over 50 majors you can connect your passion, purpose and calling.