Does a career working with middle and high school students appeal to you?
Gulf Coast State College's Social Studies Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with middle and high school students. Completion of your A.A. degree will allow you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor's degree, leading to Florida certification to teach grades six through twelve.
Many career options are available to you including middle school or high school teacher, admissions director, librarian, dean of students and education consultant.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OCC), the national median pay for a middle school teacher in 2014 was $55,860.00 per year (bachelor’s degree education level). The national median pay in 2015 for a high school teacher with a bachelor’s degree was $57,200.00 annually. Jobs for both middle and high school teachers are expected to increase by 6% from 2014 to 2024.