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The Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) is a transfer degree that prepares students to successfully pass the curriculum of the Baccalaureate of Science in Elementary Education from a Louisiana college/university. The degree provides the opportunity for non-traditional and traditional students who become certified to teach first through fifth grade elementary students in Louisiana. BRCC students should consult an advisor for specifics regarding teacher education in the state of Louisiana.

To receive this degree, students must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better in all credits to be used towards the degree;
  • obtain a passing score on PRAXIS I according to state guidelines;
  • obtain a passing score on the content knowledge portion of PRAXIS II according to state guidelines;
  • participate in an exit/entrance interview before graduation;
  • complete the course work listed below.


General Education
English Composition ENGL 101 & 102 6
Mathematics MATH 101/110 & 202 6
Social Science GEOG 201 3
Natural Science BIOL 101 &102 6
Arts MUSC 101 / ARTS 101 3
Humanities HIST 102 3
Total General Education Credits 27
Required Courses
General Biology I Lab BIOL 101L 1
Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings I TEAC 201 3
Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings II TEAC 203 3
Major British Writers ENGL 220 3
Major American Writers ENGL 221 3
Elementary Number Structure MATH 167 3
Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers MATH 168 3
Physical Science I PHSC 101 3
Physical Science I Lab PHSC 101L 1
Physical Science II PHSC 102 3
Physical Science II Lab PHSC 102L 1
American History Colonial to 1865 HIST 201 3
American Government POLI 251 3
Total Required Course Credits 33
Total Program Credits 60

Contact the Division of Liberal Arts at 225.216.8165 for more information.