• Associate Educator Program

    The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recently announced that they will be implementing a new statewide program that allow employees with Associate’s Degrees to be hired as Associate Degreed Educators within public school systems (ACT 99). 

  • Requirements:

    • Must have an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Participants must be at least twenty-five years of age.
    • Must be continuously enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program at an accredited college or university for the purpose of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
    • Each participant must participate in weekly teacher collaborations.
    • Participants can only participate in the program for five years.
    • Pay may not exceed 75% of the average teacher pay of the LEA.


    • $36,675.00

    **A participant can not teach in a class for students with identified exceptionalities, unless the students are identified as gifted or talented.

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  • Reach University Partnership:

    As a partner with JP Schools, you can earn your Bachelor's Degree through Reach University. To learn more or to apply now, visit apply.reach.edu.