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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwaySocial, Behavioral, Education
AdvisorAmanda Manning
Instructional Coordinator for Education Programs
850.769.1551 ext. 2869

Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Sciences Building

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English Teacher Education Option, AA

The purpose of the English transfer track is to prepare you for entry into upper‐division studies in English. A Bachelor of Arts in English will prepare you for further studies in English, writing, and literature as well as other graduate programs, including law and graduate business school.  As Rachel Reiser, assistant dean at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, observes, businesses want workers who have not only technical knowledge but also “the ability to think, the ability to write, the ability to understand the cultural or historical context of whatever business decision they’re making."

A Bachelor of Arts in English can also pave the way for careers in journalism, public relations, and other fields that require communications skills. The English transfer track also enables you to enter English education programs and become certified to teach English on the middle school and high school levels. 

English Teacher Writing on Board

English Teacher Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Select 6 hours from a list of Math Courses
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Public Speaking
Teaching Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a English Teacher Education Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Elementary English Teacher
High School English Teacher
English Tutor
English Teacher Mentor

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

University of Florida
University of North Florida
Florida State University
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida

Teacher Reading to Children
Douglas Wells

Douglas Wells, Ph.D.

"The Division of Language and Literature English professors at Gulf Coast State College are experts in providing students with compositional proficiency, literary analysis techniques, and critical thinking skills. The faculty’s commitment to student success is emphasized by their classroom teaching methods which nurture students’ enthusiasm for learning.  " –  English Professor

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


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