Bossier Parish Community College is an institution of higher learning that is dedicated to the premise that education is necessary for all people. The College provides a comprehensive educational program that helps students cultivate values and develop skills in critical thinking, self-expression, communication, decision making, and problem solving. This educational experience will prepare students professionally and technically by establishing a solid foundation upon which baccalaureate colleges of education will build, resulting in quality teachers to serve our community and state.
The mission of the Associate of Science in Teaching Program at Bossier Parish Community College is to provide the highest quality foundational coursework, specifically designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education. Candidates will develop into effective communicators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the diverse educational needs of Louisiana schools and their students.
The graduating student will receive 60 hours of college credit for the required courses. Students receiving the Associate of Science in Teaching Degree from BPCC may transfer all coursework into any four year Louisiana Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) program. Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching must complete all coursework with a 2.500 GPA or better, pass PRAXIS I and II (0014), and complete an electronic portfolio prior to graduating.
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 and résumé. Additionally, applicants must participate in an entrance interview, complete an on-demand writing sample, 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 completed only after acceptance into the program has been determined.
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.
Recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching will have demonstrated:
|ENGL 101:||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|MATH 102:||College Algebra||3|
|BLGY 101:||General Biology I||3|
|BLGY 101L:||General Biology I Lab||1|
|HIST 201:||US History I||3|
|HIST 101:||Western Civilization I||3|
|or HIST 102:||Western Civilization II|
|ENGL 102:||Composition and Rhetoric II||3|
|MATH 117:||Elementary Number Structure||3|
|BLGY 102:||General Biology II||3|
|BLGY 102L:||General Biology II Lab||1|
|POSC 201:||National Government||3|
|TEAC 201:||Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings I||3|
|ENGL 201:||Major British Writers||3|
|or ENGL 202:||Major American Writers|
|MATH 217:||Elementary Geometry||3|
|PHSC 105:||Elemental Physics||3|
|PHSC 105L:||Elemental Physics Lab||1|
|GPHY 101:||Physical Geography||3|
|SPCH 110:||Public Speaking||3|
|MATH 218:||Elementary Statistics||3|
|PHSC 106:||Elemental Chemistry||3|
|TEAC 203:||Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings II||3|
|ART 231:||Art for Elementary Teachers||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
Students must submit an application and complete the interview process in order to be considered for entry into the program.
Teaching majors must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Teaching majors must pass PRAXIS I (CORE) and PRAXIS II (0018). A core of 22 on the ACT may be substituted for PRAXIS I.
CIS competency is met through the TEAC 201 course.
Teaching majors must successfully complete an electronic portfolio and exit interview in order to be recommended for graduation.
* In order to enroll in the TEAC classes, students must be officially admitted into the program and have completed a sexual offender and FBI Criminal History background check.