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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Middle Grades General Science Education (5-9)

MGSED-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), 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
hartman.kimberly@spcollege.edu


Meg Delgato
Faculty
727-341-4422
delgato.meg


Program Summary

This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education (grades 5-9) and will be well prepared to teach topics in astronomy, earth science, life science and physical science.

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

1101313165: MIDDLE GRADES BIOLOGY EDUCATION (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1316: Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Our program prepares you for employment as a middle school teacher. Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, math and bilingual education.

Admission Rules

- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college classes
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher
- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test

Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
AA Degree

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Grade of "C" or better required; Complete 18 credits

Introduction to Education
3
AND
4
GLY XXXX (any course with GLY prefix)
AND
3
OCE XXXX (any course with OCE prefix)
AND
Biology I Cellular Processes
3
Biology I Cellular Processes Laboratory
1
Biology II Organisms & Ecology
3
Biology II Laboratory
1
OR
8
CHM 2045/L and CHM 2046/L
OR
8
PHY 2048/1048L and PHY 2049/1049L

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

Student Development and Learning Principles K-12
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
3
Classroom Management and Communication K-12 **
3
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 **
3
Reading within the Disciplines 5-12
3
Internship: Middle Grades General Science Education 5-9 **
12

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 30 credits)

3
AST 1XXX - Any Astronomy Class
Human Biology
4
Earth Science
3
Introduction to Environmental Science
3
Science Matters
2
Physical Science for Middle Grades Teachers
4
Interactive Projects that Promote Learning in Science
3
Secondary Science Field Experience (6-8) **
1
Secondary School Science & Assessment with Technology
3
Instructional Methods in Secondary Science & Assessment with Technology Practicum **
1
Professional Issues in Science Education
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 **
3

** School based hours total 160 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship.

120
Total Credits