Course & Degree Requirements
This legislation outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Florida Department of Education in regards to degree requirements, prerequisites, and courses. In summary, the DOE is required to:
- Identify degree programs offered at higher education institutions,
- Postsecondary career education programs offered by Florida College System institutions and district school boards;
- Career courses designated as college credit courses applicable toward a career education diploma or degree;
- Courses offered by universities and accepted for credit toward a degree
- Common prerequisite courses and course substitutions for degree programs across all institutions.
- Maintain a centralized database containing the list of courses and course substitutions that meet the prerequisite requirements for each baccalaureate degree program.
- Appointment of faculty committees who will provide recommendations on program length and occupational completion points for each postsecondary career certificate program, diploma, and degree offered by a school district or a Florida College System institution.
- Appoint faculty committees to identify statewide general education core course options.
This legislation also defines the number of:
- Semester hours and subject areas that meet the General education curricula for Associate in Arts programs
- Semester hours for an Associate in Arts degree, foreign language requirement,
- College credit hours baccalaureate degree program can require
- College credit hours for an Associate in Arts certificate and related requirements