Do you love literature and creative writing? Do you want to
inspire and shape future generations? Share your passion with young
people, and get them excited about composition, critical thinking
and and literature. As an English teacher, you’ll guide students to
important discoveries about language and culture.
Find your voice through British and American lit classes, the
SLU Writer’s Circle and Sandhill Review literary magazine,
while learning effective strategies—including the use of emerging
technologies—for teaching language arts to adolescents, including
ESOL, special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.
Accumulate more than 800 hours of field experience by the end of
your senior year—almost double the hours recommended by the
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. By the time
you graduate, you’ll be well equipped to command a classroom of
your own as a certified grade 5-12 English teacher.
In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national
finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.
And, according to a recent survey, between 92-98% of school
principals who've had a Saint Leo graduate as a first-year teacher
at their school report that they'd provide a positive
recommendation for rehiring.
View the suggested
course schedule for the English specialization.
Graduates are qualified to obtain teaching certification for
grades 5-9. Possible job routes include:
Our students find success as certified teachers in school
districts around Florida and outside of the state, thanks to
interstate agreements between the Florida Department of Education
and many states.
Saint Leo graduates often assume leadership positions in their
schools—as team leaders and department chairs—within three to four
years of employment. Many Saint Leo graduates have been recognized
as Teachers of the Year for their schools and even their entire
View current Education student resources,
including information on internships, lesson plans and more.
You may declare the education major when you begin coursework at
Saint Leo University. However, to be formally admitted to the
program, you must complete an application once you fulfill general
Start your career now. Visit our Admission page.