A.A. Degree, General
Prerequisite Courses for the Major, Science Education-Physics
Subplan Code: EDU-PHYS
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.
|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.
|BSC1005C||Concepts of Biology|
This course is a study of the characteristics of living organisms with emphasis on man. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, energy utilization and reproduction will be investigated. Laboratory exercises will emphasize basic principles of biology. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors. Lab fee required.
|CHM2045C||General Chemistry I|
This course serves as the first semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence. Topics covered include problem-solving, atomic and molecular structure, chemical formulas and nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, bonding models, gas laws, solutions and other selected topics. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required.
|MAC2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
This is a first course in analytic geometry and the theory and application of calculus. Selected topics include a review of functions, limits and continuity, the derivative, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions and their inverses, the Mean Value and Intermediate Value Theorems, extrema and graph sketching, area and the definite integral, anti-differentiation and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration of transcendental functions and their inverses. A graphing calculator will be used throughout the course. Students should ask the instructor which calculator will be used.
|PHY2048C||Physics with Calculus I|
This physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied are kinematics, mechanics and applications of mechanics. Lab fee required.
|PHY2049C||Physics with Calculus II|
This physics course is designed for science, engineering and mathematics majors. Topics studied include electricity, magnetism and topics of electromagnetism. Lab fee required.