Secondary Education

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate beginning knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning in secondary grades including developmentally appropriate traditional and technological instructional strategies and differentiation of instruction and the learning environment to meet various learning needs and styles.  

  • Students will engage in effective interpersonal, oral and written communication

  • Students will effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines

  • Student will demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement as an educator

  • Students will demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in one's civic, social, academic and professional life

  • Students will demonstrate readiness for transfer.

Foundational Requirements

Communications
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
Humanities
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core Requirements ~3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirements +*~ (GR)3
Mathematics
Mathematics See Specializations Below
Mathematics See Specializations Below
Science
Science See Specializations Below
Science See Specializations Below
Social Sciences
POS 2041U.S. Government ~3
EUH 2000Ancient and Medieval West Civ +*~ (GR)3
Additional Common Prerequisites
EDF 2005Int to the Teaching Profession +#3
EDF 2085Int to Diversity for Educators +*#3
EME 2040Intro to Tech for Educators +#3
EDF 2130CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS +#3
Total Credit Hours36

English Language Arts Specialization

Recommended Mathematics
MGF 1106COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*~3
MGF 1107Math for the Liberal Arts +*~3
Recommended Science
BSC 1005Biological Science ~3
Sciences See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements ~3
Additional Common Prerequisites
LIT 2110SURVEY IN WORLD LITERATURE: BEGINNING THROUGH RENAISSANCE #3
ENL 2012SURVEY IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1300-1800 #3
ENL 2022SURVEY IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1800 TO PRESENT #3
Elective Credits3
Total Credit Hours24

Mathematics Education Specialization

Mathematics
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~#5
MAC 2312CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II +*~#5
Science
BSC 1005Biological Science ~3
Science See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements ~3
Additional Common Prerequisites
MAC 2313CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III +*~#4
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*~#3
Electives1
Total Credit Hours24

Social Science Education Specialization

Recommended Mathematics
MGF 1106COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*~3
MGF 1107Math for the Liberal Arts +*~3
Science
BSC 1005Biological Science ~3
Science See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements ~3
Additional Common Prerequisites
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro ~#3
AMH 2010United States History To 1877 #3
AMH 2020U.S. History 1877 to Present ~#3
PSY 2012General Psychology ~#3
Total Credit Hours24

Science Education/Biology Specialization

Mathematics
Mathematics See Gen. Ed. Core or Isntitutional Requirements^ +*~3
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I5
Science
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~#4
BSC 1011CGENERAL BIOLOGY II +*~#4
Additional Common Prerequisites
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS +*~#4
CHM 1046CGen Chem Qual Analysis II +*~#4
Total Credit Hours24

Science Education/Chemistry Specialization 

Mathematics
Mathematics See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirements^3
MAC 1114College Trigonometry +*~#3
Science
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS +*~#4
CHM 1046CGen Chem Qual Analysis II +*~#4
Additional Common Prerequisites
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~#4
PHY 2053CCOLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA +*~#4
Electives2
Total Credit Hours24

Science Education/Physics Specialization

Mathematics
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~#5
MAC 2312CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II +*~#5
Science
PHY 2048CGEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I +*~#4
PHY 2049CGEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II +*~#4
Addtional Common Prequisites
MAC 2313CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III +*~#4
Elective Credits2
Total Credit Hours24
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 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

(GR)

 Denotes a Gordon Rule course

~

 This is a General Education course.

#

 This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.

^

 Students who do not test directly into the required math course, may use an acceptable Gen Ed math prerequisite course to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement.