Certificate Program in Secondary Teaching Preparation

English Education Certificate Program

If you are interested in teaching English at the secondary level (6-12 grades) and want strong coursework and a rigorous supervised field experience in your content area, this program is for you! We offer an online program that leads to Florida Teacher Professional Certification at the post-baccalaureate level. This certificate program is an approved Florida Department of Education Educator Preparation Institute (EPI). Our program is:
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Completed in 2 semesters
  • Strong subject-area preparation with 1 semester of supervised student teaching.
  • Online coursework with video-based supervision (or local supervision if you reside in Gainesville)
This 18-credit certification program is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education and leads to eligibility for Professional Educator certification in Florida. Students from out of state are welcome to apply. Be sure you understand the implications for your own state’s teaching certification requirements.


  • ESE 6345 Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in the Secondary Classroom
  • EDG 6931 Data Driven Instructional Practices
  • EDG 5666 Knowing and Learning in Secondary Education
  • EDG 6931 ESOL and Reading for Secondary Teachers
  • LAE 6339 Methods Course in English
  • ESE 6945 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
The courses can be then be transferred into a Master’s degree program with us in: English

Application Requirements

Application Terms and Deadlines

Application deadlines may be found here.

Questions About the Program

If you have further questions regarding the Certificate Program in Secondary Teaching Preparation, contact Dr. Angela Kohnen (akohnen@coe.ufl.edu).