Earn your A.A. and bachelor's degree at SPC

graphic indicating academic progression at SPCThe Educational Studies Early Childhood Education A.A. transfer plan prepares you to earn your bachelor's degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership, Preschool subplan at St. Petersburg College. Students who complete the requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and meet the state-mandated pre-requisites of their four-year major.

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program is available for this program

The Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) program provides scholarships to early learning and afterschool teachers, directors, family child care home educators, and child care facility owners working towards their Florida Staff Credential, Director Credential, National CDA Assessment, credential renewals, or Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in early childhood education.

Completing this A.A. degree transfer plan means you'll be ready to continue your studies into SPC's Educational Studies B.S. degree, Early Childhood Education subplan. Our bachelor's degree does not lead to a teacher certification, but does prepare you to work with preschool children.

Educational Studies Early Childhood Education Transfer Plan

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), 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

This Program of Study is intended to assist in the transfer advising process. Students following a transfer plan (PRSCHL-TR) will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from SPC. The following requirements include and are intended to prepare students for transfer into the Early Childhood Education subplan of the Educational Studies and Community Leadership baccalaureate program at SPC or an equivalent in the State of Florida (CIP 13.9999). You should always consult with your SPC advisor 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.

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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Heather Duncan
Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

1192401010 - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Federal CIP Code

24.0101 - Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.