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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwaySocial, Behavioral, Education
AdvisorJohn Phillips, PhD
Professor
850.769.1551 ext. 2865
jpphillips@gulfcoast.edu

Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Sciences Building
850.872.3825
jwalton1@gulfcoast.edu

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Physics Education, A.A.

Do You Have a Passion for Physics Education?

 Do you have an interest in electricity, force, gravity, and optics?  Are you interested in chemistry and chemistry experiments?  Do you like the outdoors, plants, animals, and other organisms?  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.

Science educators are in high demand!  And, they have a dynamic career engaging young people in the various science disciplines.  In this career, educators have the opportunity to design projects using force, gravity, electricity, and light, examine the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, and explore chemical reactions of various materials. For a career in science education, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree can begin your path to success. 

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Physics Education Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature
MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra
MAC1114, Trigonometry
PHY2053, College Physics I
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
History
Government
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking
PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab
PHY2054, College Physics II
PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab

What can you do with an Physics Education A.A. Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Physics Teacher
Science Teacher
Professor

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

University of Florida
University of Central Florida
Florida State University
University of South Florida

Kids in a classroom
Physics Equipment
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