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

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Physics Education, AA

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 bachelors degree and an associates degree can begin your path to success. 


Physics Education Course Requirements

English I &II
Visual and Performing Arts
Pre-Calculus Algebra
College Physics I
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Teaching Courses
Introduction to Public Speaking
Physics Courses

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

What can you do with an Physics Education AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Physics Teacher
Science Teacher

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

Physics Equipment
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