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Secondary Education

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

Secondary Education majors enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades 6 through 12.

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How to Apply

Top Reasons

Secondary Education certification requires you to start taking courses your freshman year, beginning with Foundation of Education that introduces you to educational trends and topics.

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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.

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Individualized Attention

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

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ESOL Option

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

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Engaged Learning

FSC provides extensive practice in the field through hands-on experiences working directly with students in middle and high schools.

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/History 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

Program Contact

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Dr. Tracey Tedder

Dean of Education
863.680.4177

We also offer a Master of Education

We offer a 5th-year graduate program that allows you to earn a Master in Education in four semesters.

Learn more about our cross promotion offer

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Clubs and Organizations

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

State of Florida Professionally Certified

Each year, FSC secondary education majors find job opportunities at traditional schools as well as charter, magnet, and private institutions located locally, nationally, and abroad.