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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Educational Studies and Community Leadership

EDST-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), 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

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.

Prerequisites for admission to the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) and Early Childhood Education (PREEDU) tracks:
o Admission to the College of Education: Educational Studies and Community Leadership
o Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Prerequisites for admission to the Educational Interpreting (SLIP) track:
o Admission to the College of Education: Educational Studies and Community Leadership
o Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
o AA Degree
o ASL 1140C Basic American Sign Language with Lab
o ASL 1150C Intermediate American Sign Language with Lab
o ASL 1160C Advanced American Sign Language with Lab
o ASL 2210C American Sign Language IV with Lab
o ASL 1300 Structure of American Sign Language
o ASL 1510 Introduction to Deaf Culture

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.

*NOTE: FLDOE removed State Mandated Prerequisite course EDF 1005, May 2018.

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
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
Nature of the Learner
3

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 34 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) (Complete 34 credits)

Psychology of Adolescence
3
Student Development and Learning Principles K-12
3
Cultural & Social Foundations of Education
3
Youth Administration & Leadership Communication Techniques
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
Design & Implementation of Youth Programs
3
EDST Internship
4

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Early Childhood Education (PREEDU) (Complete 34 credits)

Child Growth and Development in Early Childhood
3
Foundations of Early Childhood and Education
3
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
3
Young Children with Special Needs
3
Working With Diverse Families in Early Childhood Education
3
STEM in Early Childhood
3
Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
3
Family, Teacher, and Community Relations in Early Childhood Education
3
Early and Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood
3
Program Planning for Infants & Toddlers
3
Early Childhood Education Internship 1
4

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Educational Interpreting (SLIP) (Complete 34 credits)

Fundamentals of Interpreting
3
Introduction to Interpreting
4
Simultaneous Interpreting Skills
4
INT 3XXX
Voicing I 2
3
Consecutive Interpreting Skills
4
Voicing II
3
Transliterating
3
Advanced ASL Interpreting and Translation in Educational Settings
3
Issues in Educational Interpreting
3
Interpreting Internship
4

1 Pending SCNS approval
2 Course under development. Pending SCNS approval.

120
Total Credits