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Social Studies Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.
Does a Career Working with Middle and High School Students Appeal to You?
Gulf Coast State College's Social Studies Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree is a perfect fit for individuals interested in working with middle and high school students. Completion of your A.A. degree will allow you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor's degree, leading to Florida certification to teach grades six through twelve.
Many career options are available to you including middle school or high school teacher, admissions director, librarian, dean of students and education consultant.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), the national median pay for a middle school teacher in 2020 was $60,810.00 per year (bachelor’s degree education level). The OOH lists the national median pay in 2020 for a high school teacher with a bachelor’s degree was $62,870.00 annually. Jobs for both middle and high school teachers are expected to increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029.
Social Studies Education Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics
EUH1000, Western Civilization I or EUH1001, Western Civilization II
POS2041, American National Government
AMH2020, U.S. History II
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Teachers
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
Select 9 hours:
ECO2013 or ECO2023, Economics Macro/Micro
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking
DEP2001, Infant and Child Psychology
What can you do with Social Studies Education Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of South Florida
Florida State University
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