Opportunities – Teaching or Leadership Career in Your Future?

Considering different career options, looking for opportunities to add to what you have and trying to figure out if teaching is right for you?  Interested in non-teaching leadership positions?  Learn how to transfer your associate’s degree to our bachelor’s degree in Education or ask questions about a variety of Education programs. Have pizza, win some prizes and meet with Pinellas County School representatives about employment opportunities!

Open House Event
Open House Event – Pat Roper and Dr. Kelly

St. Petersburg College is hosting an Education Open House on Tuesday, February 5th, at the SPC Clearwater Campus Library, Room 109 @ 5:00 p.m. For more info, call Pat Roper at 727-712-5410 or email  roper.pat.spcollege.edu.

During this career exploration event, you can learn about education bachelor’s degree opportunities that lead to career options:

  • Florida-certified teacher jobs
  • Education careers outside the traditional classroom

Degree and career options

Early Childhood Education– Our programs in early childhood education follow a pathway to prepare you to work effectively with early learners (birth to age 4) and their families in both the public and private sectors.

Elementary Education – If you love learning and want to help students discover their potential, SPC’s College of Education is the place for you. Explore our all online option geared for paraprofessionals and the true Florida distance learning student.

Exceptional Student Education – A bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) prepares you for a career in great demand: special education teacher.

Educational Studies and Community Leadership– Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership is for those who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process, yet seek careers in non-school settingsHelping, guiding and coaching others to their dreams is a very satisfying fundamental form of job fulfillment. (see online options

Three Options Available in Ed Studies

Preschool Track

Drs. Curtis and Hoeh
Drs. Curtis and Hoeh, COE

Interdisciplinary Track

Educational Interpreting Track

Middle Grades Math and Science / Secondary Math Education – Teachers with expertise and certifications in science and math remain in critical demand across Florida’s school districts.

and More…

Paths to Teacher Certification – temporary to full certification and renewal & reinstatement.

Education AA Transfer Plan – This A.A. transfer plan is intended for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Education at St. Petersburg College.

Educator Prep Institute – Designed for those with a non-education bachelor’s degree or higher, our Educator Preparation Institute provides a fast-track certification program that only takes one year to complete. Information Session on Wednesday, February 6th, CL Campus, ES Building, Room 125 @ 5:30pm.

Come meet with faculty, advisors, and staff during Education Open House

  • Financial assistance information (scholarships for teaching, loans, and student employment)
  • Student Discussion
  • Meet students and explore teaching clubs
  • Visit tables and learn about job opportunities and meet Pinellas County School Staff
OSP - S. Kent Roberts, Fran Fuentes, Dr. Santos
Office of School Partnerships – Sherri Kent-Roberts, Francine Fuentes and Dr. Wanda Santos

So reserve your seat today for COE’s February Education Open House Extravaganza and learn about opportunities in teaching and  leader-ship for you!


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