In November 2005, the State Board of Education and the Florida Board of Governors adopted revisions to Administrative Rule 6A-10.030 (the Gordon Rule), which eliminated the word-count component of the policy. According to the Florida Department of Education, the revisions “provide institutions with greater flexibility in determining their Gordon Rule curriculum, rather than relying on a prescriptive word count.”
Currently, the Gordon Rule consists of:
- Six (6) semester hours of English coursework, to be completed with a grade of “C” or higher
- Six (6) semester hours of additional coursework, to be completed with a grade of “C” or higher
- Six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework at the level of college algebra or higher to be completed with a “C” or higher:
For a complete list of Gordon Rule courses, information, and resources visit the Gordon Rule homepage.