Hobe Sound Bible College


Equipping teachers to know Christ and to make Him known one student at a time.

The Education program is designed to prepare Christian teachers who are qualified to teach at both the elementary and secondary levels. The dynamic curriculum will give you practical application through weekly hands-on classroom experience at Hobe Sound Christian Academy, an accredited “Master School.” Graduates of the HSBC Education program are eligible to apply for Florida state certification as well as having the tools necessary to continue their education at the master’s level should they choose to do so.

Mrs. Joana Stratton
Joanna Stratton

Mrs. Joana Stratton – Education Department Chair

Elementary Ed

Explore the undergrad Elementary Education degrees offered at HSBC.

Secondary Ed

Explore the undergrad Secondary Education degrees offered at HSBC.

State Certification

Certification is not required for a Bachelor of Arts in any of the education programs. But if a student wishes to pursue certification, the following is necessary.

Certification Requirements

Florida law requires that all teachers demonstrate a mastery of basic skills, professional knowledge and content area knowledge in specialized fields.

Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) include:

  • The General Knowledge Test (GK)
  • The Professional Educators Test (PEd)
  • Subject Area Examinations (SAEs) such as English, Social Science, Music, etc.

In partial fulfillment of state certification requirements, it is highly recommended that those majors who desire state certification take the General Knowledge Test following the sophomore year.

It is recommended that the Professional Educators Test and Subject Area Examinations be taken during the senior year.

Test dates, registration dates and test locations are available from your advisor and at the following web site: www.cefe.usf.edu. There is a fee for each test taken.

Additionally, the following notebooks (hard copies or electronic) are required:

  • Competency Notebook
  • Student Teaching Notebook