Earn your bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement

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Help fill one of the most critical teaching needs in Florida - English - by earning your bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from SPC. This bachelor's degree combines college coursework and school-based experiences so you are prepared for professional certification to teach English in grades 6-12 and be endorsed in both Reading and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

Careers for graduates of this program include middle and high school English teachers, English department chairs, language arts specialists assisting with curriculum design and development, professional development providers, language arts instructional support positions at the school or district level, and instructional coaches. This bachelor’s degree also provides a solid foundation to pursue an advanced degree.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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Why Choose SPC for your bachelor's degree

  • You can take the majority of your classes online, with field experiences required in person.
  • You will learn how to:
    • Utilize effective instructional practices when teaching English language arts
    • Assess student learning in English language arts and use data to design instruction
    • Create a positive, collaborative, and inclusive classroom environment
    • Demonstrate professional and ethical dispositions as defined by the Florida Educator Code of Ethics

Secondary English Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement Bachelor of Science

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program. This teacher preparation program combines college coursework related to English content, the pedagogy of teaching and practical, school-based experiences to prepare students for professional certification to teach English in grades 6-12. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education and will be endorsed in both Reading and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).  

Graduation Requirements


GENERAL EDUCATION: All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: (6 credits) Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.

CIVIC LITERACY: As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, baccalaureate degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).

G.P.A.: For admission and graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation. Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Heather Duncan
Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

1101313051 - Secondary English Education

Federal CIP Code

13.1305 - English/Language Arts Teacher Education.


SPC's Secondary English Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement A.A. transfer plan transfers to our Secondary English Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement Bachelor of Science Degree.

Preparing you for teacher certification

SPC graduates who earn the Secondary English Education B.S. Degree can start the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

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Admission to the Secondary English Education B.S. Degree

Admission into the Secondary English Teacher Education B.S. program will require an A.A. degree
from a regionally accredited school; completion of SPC’s general education requirements and
state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher; and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all
college coursework. Additionally, students will need to demonstrate completion of the civic
literacy requirement specific to their catalog year prior to program admission.

College of Education students who would like to pursue Secondary English Education 6-12 program starting in Fall term 0640.