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Secondary Science/Biology Education (6-12) B.S. Degree

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    Our program prepares you for employment as a high school teacher.

    • Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, mathematics and bilingual education.
    • In 2010, the average salary of a Florida teacher was $50,000.
    • The Florida Legislature has determined that there is a shortage of mathematics and science teachers, making you be eligible for student loan forgiveness programs.
    Source: Florida Department of Education
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    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 and high schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science and Biology Education (grades 6-12). You'll be prepared to teach a wide range of science courses found in the modern high school, including biology, marine biology, anatomy and physiology and environmental science. Many of our graduates certify in chemistry as well.


    • Enjoy a career with hands-on laboratory experiences that make learning exciting for students and teachers.
    • Help students develop a scientific view of the world, as well as creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Scholarships, grants and loan forgiveness programs may be available.
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    Admission requirements

    To be admitted to this 63-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree from a regionally accredited school that shows you met SPC's general education requirements 
    • To have completed these state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
      • EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
      • MAC 2311 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
      • 8 credits of Biology with Labs:
        Biology with Lab I & II—BSC 2010 & BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 & BSC 2011L
      • 8 credits of Chemistry or Physics with Lab
        • (General Chemistry I & II with Labs - CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L, CHM 2046 & CHM 2046L) or (Physics I & II with Labs - PHY 2048 & PHY 1048L, PHY 2049 & PHY 1049L) or (General Physics I & II with Labs – PHY 1053 & PHY 1048L, PHY 1054 & PHY 1049L)
          Note: Chemistry is the preferred option because it also satisfies the prerequisites for BCH 3023, which is part of the major. If the chemistry prerequisites are not taken prior to admission to the College of Education, they must be completed during the first two semesters.
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 in all college classes
    • Passing scores from all sections of Florida’s General Knowledge test 

    Degree Path from AA to BS to Industry Certification 


    After completing the coursework for this degree including the school-based hours and internship, students will be guided through the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Bruce BrodneyFaculty,12 MonthSPBrodney.Bruce@spcollege.edu(727) 341-7986
    Meg DelgatoFacultySPDelgato.Meg@spcollege.edu727-341-4422
    Michael PoulinChair, College of EducationCLPoulin.Michael@spcollege.edu(727)791-2788
    Robert RazeFaculty,12 MonthTSRaze.Robert@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5882