The School of Education & Behavioral Studies prepares tomorrow’s brightest teachers and counselors, and has an exceptional reputation among school districts throughout South Florida.


Elementary Education

The Elementary Education Program trains future educators and provides endorsements in ESOL and Reading. We provide opportunities for prestigious scholarships and future endowments including the Fulbright Program and graduate degrees.

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Counselor Program

The Counselor Education Program is designed to prepare students to seek Florida licensure or Florida certification in counseling programs. 

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Department of HHP

The Department of Health and Human Performance prepares students for careers in health sciences and physical education from a Christian perspective.

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Education & Behavioral Studies Programs 






Why Palm Beach Atlantic University?

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.
Professor with students

Learn From the Best


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.

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Launching Brighter Futures

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.

  • Elbridge Gale Elementary

  • Palm Beach County Public Schools

  • King College

  • The Conservatory School

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University

  • Thriiv Company

  • Palm Beach Christian Academy

  • University of Oxford



Recent Graduates  

Students in the School of Education & Behavioral Studies at PBA will be submerged in opportunity, which will help equip them to fulfill their vocations. View some amazing accomplishments from recent graduates in the School of Education & Behavioral Studies.

Graduate Accomplishments 





PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year.



97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.



One-third of a recent PBA class had absolutely no debt upon graduation.



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