Associate of Science in Teaching (Grades 1-5)
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.
Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching will have demonstrated:
Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching will have:
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 2.500 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 it is nonrefundable should the applicant not be accepted into the AST program.
Applicants accepted into the AST program must maintain a 2.500 GPA and complete all coursework with a "C" or better. Passing scores must be earned on PRAXIS I and Section 0014 of PRAXIS II. Forty hours of field experience must be completed during the TEAC 201 and TEAC 203 courses. Artifacts created during the TEAC courses must be assembled into the electronic portfolio. Prior to graduation, applicants must successfully complete an exit interview.
Courses required for the Associate of Science in Teaching:
Students must earn a "C" or better in all required courses.
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