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Earth/Space Science Education, A.A.
Do You Love Science and Teaching?
Do you like the outdoors, mountains, volcanoes, minerals, fossils, or beach? Are you interested in chemistry and chemistry experiments? Do you like plants, animals, and other organisms? Do you have an interest in electricity, force, gravity, and optics? Have you ever wanted to share your passion of the sciences with young people? If so, Gulf Coast State College can prepare you for a career in science education. In this career, educators have the opportunity to explore Earth’s place in our universe, examine the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, explore chemical reactions of various materials, design projects using force, gravity, electricity, and light, and evaluate processes that occur at the Earth’s surface and throughout our oceans.
Our professors 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 university to count toward your bachelor’s degree. Gulf Coast’s core courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and behavioral sciences will give you basic knowledge that you will use throughout your career in science education.
Earth/Space Education Program Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
EUH1000 or 1001, Western Civilization
POS2041, American National Government
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking
GLY1010L, Geology Lab
Students must select one of the following two-semester sequences
•+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I, 3 crs. BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors I Lab, 1 cr.+* BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II, 3 crs. BSC2011L, Biology for Science Majors II Lab, 1 cr.
•+*CHM1045, General Chemistry, 3 crs. CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab, 1 cr.+* CHM 1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis, 3 crs. CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab, 1 cr.
•+*PHY2053, College Physics I, 3 crs.+ PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab, 1 cr.+* PHY2054, College Physics II, 3 crs. PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab, 1 cr.
(If students do not take the BSC2010 sequence above, then they must take BSC1005 or approved biology to meet the biology requirement for the A.A.)
What can you do with a Earth/Space Education A.A. Degree?
In this field, people find careers as:
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
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