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Social Studies Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

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 (OOH), the national median pay for a middle school teacher in 2016 was $56,720.00 per year (bachelor’s degree education level). The OOH lists the national median pay in 2016 for a high school teacher with a bachelor’s degree was $58,030.00 annually.  Jobs for both middle and high school teachers are expected to increase by 6% from 2014 to 2024.

 
 

spring 2020 starts January 6th

registration begins november 4th

 

2019-2020 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 See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012, Psychology or •ANT2000, Introduction to Anthropology 3
History EUH1000, Western Civilization I or EUH1001, Western Civilization II 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
AMH2010, U.S. History I 3
AMH2020, U.S. History II 3
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
Other Requirements
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Teachers 3
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators 2
Electives
Electives 9

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

60

Recommended electives:

ECO2013 or ECO2023, Economics Macro/Micro, 3 crs.

SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 crs.

EEC1701, Child Development, 4 crs.


• 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.

 
 

Social Studies Education university transfer track - Special admission requirements

  • The state of Florida requires a thorough background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, prior to students entering the classroom for observations.
  • On-site requirements may only be completed once written verification of completed and approved background checks are submitted to Gulf Coast State College.
  • Students must attend and comply with requirements of school systems where observations are conducted.  Gulf Coast State College has articulation agreements with Gulf, Franklin and Bay school districts for classroom observations.
  • All costs associated with background checks must be paid by student.
 

 MY ACADEMIC PLAN (MAP)

Refer to My Academic Plan (Roadmap) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

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

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Ready to apply?  You'll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit Gulf Coast State College's Admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Visit the Gulf Coast State College course catalog for specific general education class requirements, course prerequisites, admission requirements and additional information for the university transfer track.

 

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

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social sciences administrative staff

Robert S. Saunders, PhD
Division Chair
Social Sciences Building, Room 211
850-769-1551, extension 3826; 850-872-3826 (direct line)

rsaunder2@gulfcoast.edu


Theresa Vrabel
Division Senior Administrative Assistant
Social Sciences Building, Room 210
850-769-1551, extension 3825; 850-872-3825 (direct line)

tvrabel@gulfcoast.edu 

 
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