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Associate of Science in Teaching

General Degree Information:

The graduating student will receive 63 hours of college credit for the required courses. Students receiving the Associate of Science in Teaching Degree from BPCC may transfer all coursework into the LSU Bachelor of Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) program. Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching must complete all coursework with a 2.5 GPA or better, pass PRAXIS I and II (0014), and complete an electronic portfolio prior to graduating.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching will have:

  1. taken and passed PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II (0014)
  2. developed an electronic portfolio showcasing essential teaching competencies
  3. completed 40 hours of field experience to include observation, interviews, tutoring, and lesson planning an implementation
  4. demonstrated an understanding of legal issues and educational reforms as they relate to education in the state of Louisiana
  5. applied knowledge of theories of human development and learning in lesson planning and interactions with students in the field setting
  6. analyzed issues of diversity among the student population and addressed these issues in lesson plans, interactions with students, and field reflections.

Program Requirements:

Application Process

In order to be admitted into the AST program, a student must be eligible for enrollment at BPCC. COMPASS and/or ACT scores should be on file, and all developmental coursework must be completed with a “C” or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. Students seeking entry into the program must submit an AST application including letter of recommendation, resume’, and a written personal statement. Additionally, applicants must participate in an entrance interview and complete a sex offender and FBI criminal history background check. The cost of the background check is paid by the applicant, and is nonrefundable should the applicant not be accepted into the AST program.

Graduation Requirements

Applicants accepted into the AST program must maintain a 2.5 GPA and complete all coursework with a “C” or better. Passing scores must be earned on PRAXIS 1 and section 0014 of PRAXIS II. 40 hours of field experience must be completed during the TEAC 201 and 203 courses. Artifacts created during the TEAC courses must be assembled into the electronic portfolio. Prior to graduation, applicant must successfully complete an exit interview.

Course Rotation:

Students must earn a "C" or better in all required courses.

Courses required for the Associate of Science in Teaching:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 102 College Algebra 3
BLGY 101 General Biology I 3
BLGY 101L General Biology I Lab 1
SPCH 110 Speech 3
TEAC 201 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings I 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 117 Elementary Number Structure 3
BLGY 102 General Biology II 3
BLGY 102L General Biology II Lab 1
HIST 201 US History I 3
BADM 202 Economic Principles II 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 201 Major British Writers 3
MATH 217 Elementary Geometry 3
PHSC 105 Elemental Physics 3
PHSC 105L Elemental Physics Lab 1
GPHY 101 Physical Geography 3
TEAC 203 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings II 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 202 Major American Writers 3
MATH 218 Elementary Statistics 3
PHSC 106 Elemental Chemistry 3
POSC 201 National Government 3
ART 231 Art for Elementary Teachers 3
Total Hours 63



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