Middle School Science Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


use your love for science to inspire young minds in the classroom!

Do you have a passion for the sciences and want to share it with young people? In this career, you will have the opportunity to engage students by exploring Earth’s place in our universe, examining the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, creating chemical reactions of various materials, designing projects using force, gravity, electricity, and light, and evaluating processes that occur at the Earth’s surface and throughout our oceans. 

Gulf Coast State College's Middle School Science Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree will prepare you with a solid foundation to ensure your success at a top university in Florida. The classes you will take to earn your A.A. degree will fulfill General Education Core requirements that seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution to count toward your bachelor’s degree. You may have additional requirements for admission to a teacher-preparatory program, so please contact a GCSC adviser or the university you plan to transfer to for further guidance.

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Contact the Advisor

Jamieson Webb
850-769-1551 extension 2858

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Who is eligible for the middle school science education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to middle school science education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science OCE1001, Oceanography 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators 3
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators 3
GLY1010, Geology 3
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors I Lab 1
Students must also complete one of the following two‑semester sequences in science:•+*PHY2053/L, College Physics I and Lab (4 crs.) and+*PHY2054/L, College Physics II and Lab (4 crs.)or•+*CHM1045/L, General Chemistry (4 crs.) and+* CHM1046/L, General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 hrs.) 8
Electives 3



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences