2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education, Social Science Education - Lifelong Learning Track (B.S.)

College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Secondary Education Program
Education Building & Gym (ED), 209

Associate Lecturer & Secondary Education Academic Program Coordinator (Lifelong Learning Track): Dr. Janet Andreasen
Education Building & Gym (ED), 123Q


The Secondary Education B.S. - Social Science Education - Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification) program is specifically focused on students who wish to use their knowledge of Social Science Education to pursue educational careers outside of traditional schools. The Lifelong Learning Track prepares graduates for employment in a broad spectrum of professional opportunities including non-profits and non-traditional educational agencies. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Complete the EDF 2005 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession  course with a minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet the foreign language admission requirement
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA

Degree Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes
  • The courses designated in General Education and Education Common Program Prerequisites should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

  • Students are advised to take preferred courses.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (6 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (12 Credit Hours)

A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required. 

Courses taken at Florida College System institutions may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department. 

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (66 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required. 

Education Core Requirements (24 credits)

Lifelong Learning Track Specialization Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Select preferred specialization courses with advisor approval.  A minimum of nine (9) hours must be taken in the content area. A minimum of twelve (12) hours must be taken in Education coursework (prefix EDF, EDG, EEX, SSE, TSL, RED).  Substitutions are allowed with advisor approval. 

A grade of “C-“(1.75) or better is required.

Must have a total of 48 or more hours of upper level courses to graduate.

Restricted Electives

  • None

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses within the major.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the education core coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the specialization coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA 
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by Watermark platform. Key assignments are assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors, and Early Childhood Development & Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete Via requirements before being certified for graduation. See https://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None


  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $12 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $24 per term

Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)

Social Science Education Track – Lifelong Learning Track

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)

  • Lifelong Learning specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Lifelong Learning specialization course Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

  • Lifelong Learning specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Lifelong Learning specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Lifelong Learning specialization course Credit Hours: 3