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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Educational Studies and Community Leadership

EDST-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5890

Program Summary

Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership is an interdisciplinary program. Students seeking jobs in non-school settings benefit from portions of the essential knowledge and skills associated with the field of education. The Educational Studies and Community Leadership major has been specifically designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process, yet seek careers in non-school settings.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1101399991: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.9999: Education, Other.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Graduates of the Educational Studies and Community Leadership program can seek employment as a trainer, evaluator, policy analyst, researcher, fundraiser, among others, in community programs serving children and families, workforce development, religious centers, rehabilitative services, adult education centers, charities, prisons, and hospitals.
  • They also can pursue graduate or professional studies in areas such as public administration, education administration, educational policy, educational research, fundraising and philanthropic studies, law, international diplomacy, comparative and international education, social work, staff development, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurship.

Admission Rules

- Admission to the College of Education: Educational Studies and Community Leadership
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students pursuing an A.A. degree in Education from St. Petersburg College should consult the Education A.A. portion of the catalog for General Education Requirements. For questions regarding admissions, please consult with the Dean of College of Education.

Graduation Rules

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Important notice to current Baccalaureate students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan. Contact your academic advisor with any questions.

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 26 credits

Education and Public Policy in the United States
3
Sociology of Education
3
Comparative and International Education
3
Design & Implementation of Youth Programs
3
Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness
3
ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
3
Health, Safety, & Ethics in Youth & Family Settings
2
Managing Cultural Diversity
3

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 34 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN A: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Complete 34 credits)

Psychology of Adolescence
3
Student Development and Learning Principles K-12
3
Cultural & Social Foundations of Education 1
3
Youth Administration & Leadership Communication Techniques 2
3
Theoretical & Practical Issues in Education
3
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12
3
Public Personnel Management
3
Managing Global Human Resources
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3
EDST Internship
4
Nature of the Learner 3
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN B: PRESCHOOL EDUCATION (BIRTH TO AGE 4) (Complete 34 credits)

Child Growth and Development: Birth to Age 8
3
Foundations of Early Childhood Care and Education: Birth to Age 8
3
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Birth to Age 8
3
Young Children With Special Needs: Birth to Age 8
3
Working With Diverse Families in Early Childhood Education: Birth to Age 8
3
Math, Science, and Technology for Preschool Education: Birth to Age 4
3
Creative Arts for Preschool Education
3
Family, Teacher, Community Relations in Early Childhood Education: Birth to Age 8
3
Early and Emergent Literacy in Preschool Education
3
Senior Capstone for Preschool Education (Birth to Age 4)
4
Program Planning for Infants & Toddlers 4
3

1 Submitted as EDF 4635; SCNS approved as EDF 4084; tentative Spring 2019 implementation.
2 Submitted as EDF 4730; SCNS approved as EDF 4731 tentative Summer 2018 implementation.
3 Submitted as EDF 4151; SCNS approved as EDF 3152; tentative Spring 2018 implementation.
4 SCNS approved EEC 3266; tentative Fall 2018 implementation.

120
Total Credits