English Education (6-12)

The English Education program is designed to prepare English teachers in the middle and high schools.


  • Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better in basic general education course component OR a 2.50 GPA from a completed baccalaureate program.

  • Students must meet all “Gordon Rule” requirements.

  • Students must have a grade of “C” or better in the required courses taken as part of the General Education Preparation Program.

  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check, have proof of medical insurance, liability insurance and

  • Students must complete admission interview by the College of Education Admissions Committee.

English Teacher Education Curriculum


Students studying in library
Students studying in library


English Education

The English Education program at Florida A&M University is dedicated to producing accomplished teachers in the school settings. It is designed to prepare middle and high school teachers in English/Language Arts. The coursework focuses on various English content sections, education areas, and English education or methodology. The capstone for the program is the student teaching that is given during the final semester of coursework. This four year degree program permits completers to attain certification in English Education, ESOL endorsement, and reading endorsement which allows them to adequately compete in the changing world today.


English Education

The English Education program at Florida A&M University is designed to prepare you to be an English teacher in the middle and high schools if you want to be a school teacher teaching English. You will be granted Professional Teacher Certificater after you complete all the course requirements, pass the General Knowledge Tests and all portions of subtests of Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) and complete the student teaching (internship).

English Education Courses

English education students will develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, They will take content courses in English and acquire knowledge of literature and language. They also take education foundation and professional courses and ESOL endorsement courses as well as reading endorsement courses. They must learn how to teach effectively in different school settings. Students will practice what they learn of the classroom instruction and management through field and clinical experiences.

English Education Curriculum


What career fields are related to English Education?

Public School English Teacher Private School English Teacher General English Teacher
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FAMU College of Education
FAMU College of Education

Students seeking program completion from FAMU’s state approved English teacher education program must successfully complete the following requirements:

  1. Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program
    2. Complete all coursework with the required cumulative GPA of 2.50
    3. Complete Student teaching experience (internship)
    4. Complete a portfolio which documents mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs)
    5. Pass General Knowledge Tests and all subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)
    6. External evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability
    7. Internal evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability


Check out the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) 

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Contact Us

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Dr. Vanessa Pitts Bannister vanessa.pittsbannister@famu.edu

(850) 412-6659

Dr. Jerry Holt jerry.holt@famu.edu (850) 412-5331