Preparing Middle and High School Teachers and Leaders

Whether you are seeking initial teacher preparation or career advancement, our secondary education program offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree options that align with your subject-area interests and professional aspirations.

Our initial teacher education preparation program prepares students to effectively teach secondary subjects at the middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) grade levels. We embrace a holistic approach to teacher preparation, which includes developing content and teaching expertise, learning how to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of adolescent learners, and applying new skills and knowledge through meaningful field experiences at our partnership schools. Our program leads to subject-area certification issued by the Florida Department of Education. A non-certification option is available through our lifelong learning program.

Graduate and doctoral degree programs are also available for practicing teachers seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. Through advanced studies, students can broaden their impact on secondary education in their schools, districts and beyond.

Degree Programs


Secondary Education, BS (Grades 6-12)

  • English Language Arts Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education – Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Social Science Education

Teacher Education, BS (Grades K-12)

  • Art Education
  • Physical Education
  • World Languages Education, Spanish or French Concentrations

Undergraduate Minors

  • Art Education
  • English Language Arts Education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education


K-8 Mathematics and Science Education, MEd
Reading Education, MEd
Secondary Education, MEd

  • English Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • World Languages Education

Teacher Education, MAT

  • Art Education (Grades K-12)
  • English Language Arts Education with ESOL Endorsement (Grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)
  • Middle School Mathematics Education (Grades 5-9)
  • Middle School Science Education (Grades 5-9)
  • Science Education – Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Grades 6-12)
  • Social Science Education (Grades 6-12)
  • World Languages Education with ESOL Endorsement (Grades K-12)

Education, PhD

  • Mathematics Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Certificates

  • Dual Languages
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • ESOL Endorsement K-12
  • Initial Teacher Professional Preparation
  • Languages Other Than English
  • Reading Education
  • Social Science Education