Associate of Science - Teaching (Grades 1-5)

The Associate of Science in Teaching program provides high-quality foundational coursework designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education. This limited-admissions program is aligned with the state reform efforts and baccalaureate degree redesign. Its focus is on elementary grades 1st through 5th. Admission and completion requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Must be a high school graduate with:
  1. A minimum high school GPA of 2.50 or
  2. An ACT composite score of 19 or placement above development courses;
  • Successfully complete an entrance interview;
  • Have a background check that meets all state-identified regulations to interact with your children;
  • Complete any required developmental courses with a grade of “C” or higher;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA as follows:
  1. 2.00 for 0-15 hours,
  2. 2.20 for 16-30 hours,
  3. 2.50 for 31-60 hours.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses to ensure their transferability.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Teacher candidates demonstrate knowledge of content appropriate for elementary teachers defined by the Louisiana Department of Education.
  2. Teacher candidates communicate effectively with adults and children.
  3. Teacher candidates use hardware, software, e-mail, and web-based resources and apply these to educational situation.
  4. Teacher candidates will identify education career options and set a personal professional goal with plans for achieving it.

English Requirements

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2210 Major American Writers 3
ENGL 2020 English Literature II 3
English Subtotal 12

Natural Sciences

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT

BIOL 1060

Principles of Biology I 3

BIOL 1070

Principles of Biology I Lab 1

BIOL 1080

Principles of Biology II 3
PHSC 1000 Physical Science I 3
PHSC 1100 Physical Science I Lab 1
PHSC 1200 Physical Science II 3
PHSC 1300 Physical Science II Lab 1
natural Sciences Subtotal 15

Math

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
MATH 1300 College Algebra 3
MATH 1600 Elementary Number Structures 3
MATH 1630 Elementary Geometry and Statistics 3
MATH 2000 Statistics 3
Math Subtotal 12

Fine Arts

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
Fine Arts Select one transferable Fine Arts Elective from the General Education section of the catalog. 3

Fine Arts Subtotal

3

History

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT

HIST 1510

World History II 3

HIST 2010

American History to 1865 3

History subtotal

6

Social Sciences

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT

POLI 1100

American Government

3

GEOG 1200

World Regional Geography 3

Social Sciences subtotal

6

TEAC Courses

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT

TEAC 2010

Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings I

3

TEAC 2030

Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings II 3

TEAC Courses subtotal

6

TOTAL HOURS

60