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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwaySocial, Behavioral, Education
AdvisorJamie Webb
Professor
850.769.1551 ext. 2858
jwebb@rkdrafting.com

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday
850.872.3851
kbleday@rkdrafting.com

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Middle School Science Education, AA

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 AA 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 AA 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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Middle School Science Education Course Requirements

English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature
Select 6 hours from a list of Math Courses
Oceanography
Biology for Science Majors I
Behavioral Sciences
History
Government
Teaching Courses
Science Courses
Electives

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Middle School Science Education Associate of Arts?

Who is Eligible for the Program?

Biology Professor
Chemistry Professor
Elementary School Teacher
Environmental Science Professor
Middle School Teacher
Physics Professor

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.