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Secondary Education

You will be fully prepared for teaching in the 21st-century.

If you're hoping to share your passions with middle school and high school students, then look to our Secondary Education degree.

You will take courses in your subject area — English, math, biology, social sciences — and education courses to prepare you for the classroom. While building expertise in your discipline, you will become a master of curriculum development, instruction, and classroom management.

Certificate Areas

Florida Southern College holds Florida state-approved accreditation for the following secondary education certifications.

Biology 6-12

English 6-12

Mathematics 6-12

Social Science 6-12

“The secondary education major is the back bone of our system. This person instructs, guides, mentors, leads by example, and gives each student the wisdom and direction to be successful in college or in a career. I endorse the School of Education at Florida Southern College.”

Buddy Thomas, Principal
George Jenkins High School

“Teaching is about empowering others through education – Knowing is growing. Education begins with the mindset of helping others achieve their potential in whatever they choose to become. It’s the spark that enables student to appreciate the love for learning. I endorse the Secondary Education programs at Florida Southern College!”

Arthur A. Martinez, Principal
Lakeland Senior High School

“I endorse the Secondary Education program at Florida Southern College. The FSC teacher preparation program understands that the need for secondary education majors is critical. Secondary students are at a point that they want to see and know that what they are learning is connected to the real world.”

Christopher L. Roberts, Principal
Bartow Middle School

Top Reasons to choose Secondary Education
(6-12) at florida southern college

Be Prepared

Students will work hands-on with middle and high school students in the subject area of their major beginning the first semester enrolled in education courses.

Individualized Attention

You will receive personal attention to your particular goals and have easy access to faculty expertise.

ESOL Option

Secondary English Education majors have the option of obtaining the State of Florida ESOL endorsement upon graduation.

Engaged Learning

Our partnership with Polk County Public Schools provides a wide array of clinical experiences. There, an experienced teacher will guide you in integrating educational theory and research into real-world classrooms with middle and high school students. You will also work hands on at the Roberts Academy, our elementary and middle grades laboratory school located on our campus.

Meet our Mocs

Delaney Flowers

I love the education program because it’s a small, close knit community that knows how to have fun while learning. I feel as if I’ve learned so much through this program because it has given me time in the classroom as well as connections with fellow education majors.

A visit is the next step. Online or In‑Person.

Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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4+1 Master of Education

Graduate in five years with two degrees. Save time earning our prestigious MEd.

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Clubs and More

We sponsor the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education majors.

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Program Details

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All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Secondary Education
Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

Dr. Victoria Giordano

Dean of Education

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