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Degrees that do not lead to state teaching certificate

  • While the following degrees prepare you for a variety of careers in education, they do not provide a path to becoming a state certified teacher.

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    EC iconEarly Childhood Education (A.S. degree)

    An Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education provides both a solid general education component and 30 credits of early childhood coursework for people who want to work in preschool education.

    NOTE:This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.

    Educational Interpreting IconEducational Studies and Community Leadership – Educational Interpreting (B.S. degree)

    Take our American Sign Language Studies A.A. transfer plan and continue into SPC's new Educational Interpreting sub-plan within the Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership. Students who complete these requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and can transfer to this four-year major.

    As of 2012, a bachelor's degree in any area is required to become a certified interpreter through the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Students in this transfer plan take their interpreting classes on the Clearwater Campus and courses for the education bachelor's degree online.

    PreK A.S. IconEducational Studies and Community Leadership: Preschool (B.S. degree)

    Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership Preschool 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.

    NOTE:This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate. 

    Educational StudiesEducational Studies and Community Leadership: Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S. degree)

    Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies in Community Leadership is an interdisciplinary program that borrows heavily from social sciences and other areas. Graduates from this program seek jobs in community programs serving children and families, workforce development, training, religious centers and more.

    NOTE:This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.