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Middle Grades General Science (BSE)


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Admission Program Objective Code S200S
State CIP Code 1101313165

The first sixty credits in the following program of study are designed to prepare students not only for the A.A. degree, but also for the General Knowledge exam and Middle Grades General Science Subject Area exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

If you plan to be a middle grades science teacher and are just beginning your A.A. degree, this program of study will best prepare you for that career choice. If you have already completed your A.A. degree and some of your general education courses differ from those listed below, your A.A. degree will still meet that component of the admission process; however, you may need to complete additional coursework, independent study, or workshops to be well prepared for the FTCE Middle Grades General Science Subject Area exam. A passing score on the FTCE Middle Grades General Science Subject Area exam is one of the graduation requirements for this degree. For a detailed summary of graduation requirements for this degree program, see the Bachelor of Science graduation requirement  section.

Courses with the “C” designation include extra hours to accommodate laboratory and field experiences.

Substitutions for any coursework in this program of study must be approved by the Teacher Education Program Director. Please note that some courses below may require lower division prerequisites not specified as program requirements. Requirements for Teacher Education programs may change due to legislative mandates. Candidates should request the most current requirements from the Teacher Education Program Director.

Lower Division (Associate Degree) Courses


Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each category, see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for course listings:

General Education Course Requirements


Students must have a two-course science sequence (BSC 1010C and BSC 1011C, or CHM, or PHY) with lab for admission into the Middle Grades General Science Program. If a student has a PHY or CHM sequence, then he or she must take a biological science course to satisfy college General Education requirements.

Total General Education Credits Required: 36


State-Mandated Prerequisites


Students must have a two-course science sequence (BSC 1010C and BSC 1011C, CHM, or PHY) with lab for admission into the Middle Grades General Science Program. If a student has a PHY or CHM sequence, then he or she must take a biological science course to satisfy college General Education requirements.

Total State-Mandated Prerequisite Credits Required: 16


Lower Division Electives


Choose from:

Total Lower Division Elective Credits Required: 8


Total Lower Division (Associate Degree) Credits Required: 60


Foreign Language


A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in one foreign language at the college level, or successful completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

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Upper Division Courses


Total Program Credits Required: 120


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