Our innovative hands-on approach coupled with our State of Florida approved curricula prepares our graduates to teach and inspire the next generation of leaders. Students completing this program will be eligible for certification to teach the content area of English at the secondary level (grades 6-12) with endorsement in ESOL.
What You'll Study
Students pursuing the Secondary Education (English) program will complete coursework in British and American literature, literary criticism, and short stories and dramas, along with professional education and pedagogy courses.
Our hands-on approach begins in your first semester with practicum placement in area classrooms and culminates with a full-time internship.
In order to best prepare for the rigors of the teaching profession and the state requirements for licensure, Secondary Education (English) students must have completed the following coursework:
3 Hours of British Literature
Course Number: ENL2000 at Tallahassee Community College
3 Hours of Major American Writers
Course Number: AML2301 at Tallahassee Community College
6 Hours of Science
Including either Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science
9 Hours of Mathematics
Including Math I for Liberal Arts AND two courses from Math II for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Statistics, or Business Calculus
3 Hours of History
Either American History or U.S. History
3 Hours of Social Foundations of Education
OR Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDF1005) at Tallahassee Community College
3 Hours of Child Psychology
OR Human Development (DEP2004) / Child Development (CHD2220) at Tallahassee Community College
3 Hours of Foreign Language
Offered during the day, the Secondary Education (English) major can be completed in five semesters.