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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwaySocial, Behavioral, Education
AdvisorJohn Phillips, PhD
850.769.1551 ext. 2827

Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Sciences Building

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Mathematics Education, A.A.

Interested in Mathematics Education?

Teaching math is an exciting and rewarding field with many job opportunities. This transfer track prepares you for a career in teaching secondary school mathematics. The four-year degree leads to Florida teacher certification.

Mathematics Education is a limited-access program at most Florida universities. For example, Florida State University's College of Education requires a 2.5 GPA in the A.A. degree and a score of 960 on the SAT or a 20 on the ACT. In addition, the following criteria must also be met:

  •  Complete Calculus II with a "C" or better
  • Approval by the department

Students may have additional requirements for admission to a teacher-preparatory program. Please contact a GCSC advisor or the transfer institution for further guidance. The state of Florida teacher certification requires a thorough background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for all education majors. The College requires that you submit  written verification of approved and completed background checks before you may complete on-site course requirements. Students performing observations in school systems must go to the district in which they will do their observations and comply with the requirements of that system. Please note that you will be required to pay for the background check.

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Mathematics Education Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC2311,  Calculus I
MAC2312, Calculus II
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession
MAC2313, Calculus III
MAP2302, Differential Equations
COP2224, Introduction to C++ Programming or +COP2250, Introduction to Java Programming
Select 9 hours:
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra
MAC1114, Trigonometry
Physical Science and Lab

What can you do with Elementary Teacher Education Associate of Arts?

In this field, people find careers as:

Preschool Teacher
Childcare Center Director
Family Support Specialist
Elementary School Teacher

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of South Florida
Florida State University
University of Central Florida

Are you ready to get started?

Apply to  GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.