Associate of Science in Teaching
The Associate of Science in Teaching degree is a selective-admission program created for students who wish to teach elementary-grade students, grades 1-5. The AST degree is fully transferable to four-year colleges of education in Louisiana, and successful completion of the degree enables recipients to enter a four-year college of education program with half of their certification requirements complete and all general education requirements met. In addition to general education courses, students will complete two professional education courses that include associated fieldwork experience, and they must pass two parts of the PRAXIS, or teacher certification exam, before graduation. Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program in order to earn the degree. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the degree program. Students who have not yet applied for admission to the program may still take courses required for the degree. All courses applied to the degree must be passed with a ‘C’ or better. Developmental courses may not be applied to the degree. Courses or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not automatically satisfied by an AST degree.