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Associate in Arts Pathway to a Bachelor's in Education

This transfer GPS prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in Elementary Education at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution. Courses listed are common prerequisites for an education major at the bachelor's level and will satisfy the general education and elective credits within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at

Adjust your pace to graduation by taking more or fewer classes each term or attending year-round. This transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor and check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Possible Concentrations at the University: Education
Potential Careers: Teacher, curriculum developer, guidance counselor, health educator, instructional coordinator, librarian, social service manager, social worker, textbook sales manager, training specialist. Non-classroom careers may require additional education.
Meta-Major: Education

Foreign Language Requirement: Students initially entering Eastern Florida State College in 2014-15 and thereafter, who are pursuing an A.A. degree, must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at a level equal to two years of high school world language (sequential, in the same language) or American Sign Language coursework. This is pursuant to F.S. 1007.262.

Civic Literacy Competency: Per F.S. 1007.25 (4) - Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

 Important Notes:

  • This pathway is for planning purposes only; it does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Following the suggested course sequence for completion will better prepare you for transfer and acceptance. Following the plan will minimize extra courses that may impact you financially.
  • Courses identified by PATHWAY COURSE are recommended or required for admission into the bachelor’s degree.
  • Some courses have prerequisites that may increase the time and credits required to complete the degree.
  • Courses designated by * require a mandated 15-hour field experience requirement.
  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA for transfer and passage of the General Knowledge Test.

Download printable version of Education: AA Transfer GPS



Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1101 Composition 1 Gen Ed/ Communication 3
SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication Gen Ed/ Communication 3
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Elective 3
  Behavioral Science Gen Ed/ Behavioral Science 3
    Term Total 12


Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1102 Composition 2 Gen Ed/ Communication 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra (Suggested) Gen Ed/ Math 3
EDF 1005* Introduction to the Teaching Profession PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/Humanities 3
 EDE 2280 Arts & Wellness in the Elementary Classroom (Suggested) Elective 3
    Term Total 12


Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
  Social Science Gen Ed/ Social Science 3
  Elective Gen Ed/ Elective 3
    Term Total 6


Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MGF 1106/7 Topics in Math or Exploration in Mathematics Gen Ed/ Math 3
EDF 2085* Introduction to Diversity for Educators (Suggested) Elective 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators (Suggested) Elective 3
  Humanities Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
    Term Total 12


Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
EDF 2130* Child & Adolescent Development (Suggested) Elective 3
  Humanities Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
  Life/ Biological Science Gen Ed/ Life Science 4
  Social/Behavioral Gen Ed/ Social/Beharioral 2-3
    Term Total 12/13


Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
  Elective Elective 3
  Physical Science Gen Ed/ Physical Science 3
    Term Total 6
    Cumulative Total 60 - 61