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Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership Preschool Specialization gives you the knowledge and skills to work effectively with early learners (birth to age 4) and their families in both the public and private sectors. Other than some classes that have school-based hours, this program can be completed fully online. This program can be funded through the TEACH Scholarship Program.
NOTE: This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.
To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:
Good news for Head Start employees
This program meets the intent of the federal Head Start Act that requires at least 50 percent of Head Start Teachers nationwide have a bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education by 2013; or a bachelor’s or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education.
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.
Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5890
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
- 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.
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 COURSESComplete 26 credits
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect ONE subplan from below (Complete 34 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN A: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Complete 34 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN B: PRESCHOOL EDUCATION (BIRTH TO AGE 4) (Complete 34 credits)
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.
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