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Biology Education, A.A.
Do You Enjoy Helping Others and Doing Scientific Research?
Do you like helping others? Would you like a career teaching biology and working in labs with students? Science educators are in high demand! And, they have a dynamic career engaging young people in the various science disciplines. In this career, you have the opportunity to examine the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, explore chemical reactions of various materials, and design projects using force, gravity, electricity, and light. Biology teachers are in high demand in high schools and colleges throughout the country. Your career path includes teaching and research options in variety of settings.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a science educator was over $59,000 in 2017! There is a 8% job growth estimate for high school teachers and 15% for postsecondary teachers between 2016-2026.
Biology Education Program Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I
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
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab
BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II
BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab
Students must select one of the following two-semester sequences (Meets physical science
•+*CHM1045, General Chemistry, 3 crs. CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab, 1 cr. +* CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis, 3 crs. CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab, 1 cr. or •+*PHY2053, College Physics I, 3 crs. + PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab, 1 cr. +* PHY 2054, College Physics II, 3 crs. PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab, 1 cr.
What can you do with a Biology Education A.A. Degree?
In this field, people find careers as:
Higher Education Lecturer
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of South Florida
Florida State University
The University of Tampa
Quality Science Labs for Your ResearchUse our science labs to work with fellow students and professors to accomplish exciting research.
Are you ready to Get Started?
Apply to GCSC
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