Teacher in front of class

Department of Education

Serve the Lord as a Christian Educator
About the Education Department

There is a great need for Christian school teachers with exceptional teaching ability, a heart for ministry, a professional work ethic, and a biblical philosophy.

As you complete your bachelor’s degree in education at Pensacola Christian College, you’ll prepare for the important ministry of teaching K–12 grade levels from a biblical perspective. You’ll study traditional methods and proven teacher-directed learning theories in education that have produced excellent results for many generations . . . and you’ll discover how to make your classroom an exciting, delightful learning environment.

You’ll get phenomenal real-world learning experience observing and teaching at Pensacola Christian Academy, one of the country’s largest, most respected Christian schools. During your senior internship, a master teacher will guide you as you take full responsibility with a PCA class. You’ll graduate ready to start your career as a confident, capable, inspiring educator.

Although the education programs do not lead to state licensure, graduates are qualified to receive teacher certification through the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Education Graduate Programs

One of the best ways to become an excellent teacher or school administrator is to invest in continuing your own education. A degree from PCC’s master’s, education specialist, or doctoral programs can increase your career opportunities and expand your ministry. Learn from master teachers and successful school leaders who will help further strengthen your ability to teach and lead effectively. Start your education graduate degree today!

Dr. Donna Marion

Dr. Donna Marion

B.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Walden University

The Division of Professional Studies comprises the business and education departments, which both offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Education Quick Facts


Hours of teaching experience as an elementary education major


Hours of teaching experience as a music education or secondary education major


Yearly average number of schools visiting PCC’s Educator Recruitment to hire graduates (2018–2020)


Education labs with interactive boards and document cameras

Mr. Eric Bryant
Dr. Eric Bryant B.S., M.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.S., University of West Florida
Ed.D., Liberty University

A Word from the Chair of Education

In your education major at PCC, faculty members who have served the Lord in the ministry of Christian education will invest in your own future teaching ministry: helping you to become an excellent teacher who shares God’s message and promotes academic excellence.

You’ll have opportunities to work with students, observe classrooms, use the latest classroom technology, practice teaching in front of peers and faculty, and complete an incredible teaching internship at Pensacola Christian Academy.

Our goal is that you, like our other graduates, will exhibit the professional qualities and knowledge required of Christian teachers. We would love to help you become a successful teacher and have an influence for Christ in the lives of your students.

Dr. Eric Bryant

Chair of Education Department

Education Department News

Scot Bryan: A “Surprising” Career Shift

For some, a midlife career shift follows a desire for a higher income or discontentment with a current job; for others—like Pensacola Christian College graduate Scot Bryan—the shift came from a much different reason: a burden to follow the Lord’s leading.

Dr. Linda Williams: Sharing a Passion for Christian Education

Pulling from her own experiences and walk with Christ, education faculty member Dr. Linda Williams helps prepare students to be effective and passionate teachers.

Success Stories

Brian and Risha Gustafson
High School and Preschool Teachers

Teaching isn’t an easy job, but Brian and Risha Gustafson were ready after their classes at PCC. See how being challenged pushed Brian (Math and Science Education ’97) and Risha (Early Childhood Education ’95) to be prepared for the profession they love.

Faculty Perspectives

Mrs. Sleeth

PCC’s education faculty are dedicated to training the next generation. See why teachers like Mrs. Naomi Sleeth devote their time to preparing students for life and service.

One-Room Schoolhouse

The One-Room Schoolhouse:

An Inspiring Legacy to Carry On

On the fourth floor of the Rebekah Horton Library stands a fascinating monument to traditional Christian education: a one-room schoolhouse complete with replicas of old-fashioned student desks, a pot-bellied stove, a portable organ Mrs. Beka Horton used to play herself, and even a school bell guests can ring in the schoolyard. The schoolhouse provides an authentic look into American education during the early 1900s.

Historical maps, flags, and genuine textbooks from as far back as the 1800s serve as reminders of the rich heritage PCC’s education students seek to honor. Whether examining the artifacts or doing research with the classic books, students are inspired to follow the example set by the high-quality educators who faithfully taught generations of children.

Education Department Verse

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Proverbs 9:9, 10

Education Department Verse

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Proverbs 9:9, 10