Earn your A.A. and BacHelor's degrees at SPC

Education A.A. Transfer Plan - SPCSPC's Education A.A. transfer plan is intended for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in Education at St. Petersburg College. Students who complete these requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and meet the state-mandated pre-requisites of their four-year major.

A degree in education can prepare you for a career in teaching, education administration or tutoring services.

Education Transfer Plan

EDU-TR
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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.

Program Summary

The following requirements are intended for students interested in completing an Associate in Arts Degree from SPC and transferring to a Elementary Education, Educational Studies, or Exceptional Student Education Bachelor’s degree program within the State of Florida (CIP Codes 13.1202, 13.9999 and 13.1001). However, all students who complete the following requirements will graduate with an Associate in Arts Degree (GEN-AA) from SPC.

You should always consult with your desired transfer institution to determine if your anticipated program is limited access and to ensure the correct coursework is being taken (including any foreign language requirements). For institution specific information, click here to access the FloridaShines website.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES A grade of “C” or better is required for all State Mandated Prerequisite courses.
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES Educational Prerequisites
Completion of this requirement satisfies 3 elective credits required for the AA degree.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences - American Government
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will also satisfy the Civic Literacy Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing ARH 1000, HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Mathematics Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Mathematics course with: MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Science Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Science course with: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, HUN, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Laboratory
Complete at least 1 course from the Natural Sciences coursework that includes a laboratory component. Minimum grade of "C" required. Natural Science Laboratory courses include any "C" or "L" course with the following prefixes: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Foreign Language
This degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT Electives
Complete 24 credits to satisfy the 60 credit requirement for the Associate of Arts degree: 9 credits from the above State Mandated Prerequisites and 15 additional elective credits. The courses used to satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement will be counted as Elective credits. The courses used to satisfy the Enhanced World View requirement will be counted as Elective credits UNLESS counted in another General Education Requirement.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Kimberly Hartman
Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

1192401010: GENERAL DEGREE TRANSFER (AA)

Federal CIP Code

24.0101: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.