Why Earn Your Secondary Education - English Degree at Saint Leo University?
Do you love literature and creative writing? Share your passion with young people, and get them excited about composition, critical thinking and—yes—even grammar. As an English teacher at the secondary level, you’ll guide students to important discoveries about language and culture.
Find your voice through British and American lit classes, the Saint Leo University's 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.
The secondary education major engages students in a combination of courses in the Arts and Sciences and in the Education Department. Students choose one area of specialization from the following content areas: English or Social Science. The Secondary Education Program meets the Florida State standards and coursework requirements for graduates to obtain teaching certification. Secondary education majors are required to take the Subject Area Exam for grades 6-12 of the Florida Teacher Certificate Exam.
The Saint Leo Secondary Education Program has been designed to align with the Florida Department of Education competencies and skills for teacher education preparation programs.