Education Degrees

Choosing how to prepare yourself to meet the demands and rewards of a career in education is an important career decision. St. Petersburg College offers one of Florida's exemplary teacher preparation programs through its College of Education, where our bachelor's degrees prepare you to become a Florida Certified teacher for grades K-12.

A degree with a guarantee

Our Elite Educator Program trains you to teach elementary school and comes with a paid internship and guaranteed teaching job.

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Share your expertise and passion as a teacher

Designed for those with a non-education bachelor's degree or higher, our Educator Preparation Institute provides a fast-track certification program that only takes one year to complete.

Work in early childhood

Our Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education and bachelor's degree in Educational Studies prepare you for a variety of careers in education that do not require certification.


Keep your credentials current

SPC Teacher Continuing Ed

We offer programs to help teachers with certification, recertification and other continuing education requirements.

Strong partners make for great experience

Pinellas County Schools
St. Petersburg College has a rich legacy of partnering with Pinellas County Schools. Through these relationships, students in SPC's College of Education programs gain invaluable experience in Pinellas County Schools classrooms and settings.

Fill a critical shortage

Since 2010, the State Board of Education has considered reading, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Exceptional Student Education as critical teacher shortage areas. Our bachelor's degrees prepare you for certification in these areas, which are now factored into districts' salary schedules. 

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