A.A. Degree, General
Prerequisite Courses for the Major, Social Science Education
Subplan Code: EDU-SSE
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for transfer to an upper-division public college or university in the state of Florida. Students will complete the A.A. General degree, including common program prerequisites for their program of choice.
The following sample courses are listed for illustrative purposes only, are based on the state of Florida common prerequisites manual and university transfer counseling manuals, and are subject to change without warning. Many universities have unique additional requirements for entry to the major. Students must work with Student Affairs advisors, counselors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.
All students must consult with their Student Affairs advisors to ensure that their degree programs contain the appropriate courses and prerequisites for their selected baccalaureate degree program.
Students may also refer to the online A.A. Transfer Evaluation through www.FLVC.org for more information on their transfer program of choice.
|Completion of the A.A. General degree to include the following prerequisite courses for the major:|
|EDF2005||Introduction to the Teaching Profession|
This is a survey course that covers the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, governance and finance of education, educational policies, legal, moral and ethical issues and the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and Common Core State Standards. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with children and youth in schools or similar settings and not via virtual modes of film or Internet.
|EDF2085||Introduction to Diversity for Educators|
Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and Common Core State Standards. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience will not be via virtual modes of film or Internet.
|Note:In addition to EDF 2085, a minimum of six semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the College. Modern Language courses may be used to meet this requirement.|
|EME2040||Introduction to Technology for Educators|
This course covers the application of instructional design principles for the use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational media, emerging technologies and hardware, software and peripheral for the personal computer as well as data-driven decision-making processes. Identification of appropriate software for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students with regard to research, analysis and demonstration of technology will be covered. Students will be provided with an overview of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Common Core State Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards.
|AMH2010||United States History to 1865|
This course begins with European arrival in the New World and moves on to colonial America, examining early America regionally. Pre-revolutionary America warrants special attention, including the French and Indian War leading to the Stamp Act and the activities of Boston's "Sons of Liberty." The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are examined in detail. Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy, westward expansion and the events and issues leading to the American Civil War conclude the course. The role of women and various ethnic groups in the development of America are considered throughout the course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|AMH2020||United States History 1865 to Present|
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. U.S. Imperialism and the Spanish-American War are examined. The "Progressive" period, which includes emphasis on the American Labor Movement and the demand for women's rights, are included. World War I and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century, including the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the American Civil Rights Movement are examined. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|POS2041||United States Federal Government|
In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|ANTXXXX||Any ANT prefix course|
|ECOXXXX||Any ECO prefix course|
|GEAXXXX||Any GEA prefix course|
|PSYXXXX||Any PSY prefix course|
|SOCXXXX||Any SOC prefix course|