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Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching Degree

Our new Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching degree leads to teacher licensure with dual endorsements in both P-3 general education and P-3 special education. This enables graduates to teach children from birth through Grade 3. The degree was designed with the best practices in teacher preparation in mind and in collaboration with local school district partners.


Announcements

Come Join us for the BAS-T Information Session

Date: Friday, November 17

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Campus, Olympic Building, Room 168

Come learn about our new bachelor degree program with teacher licensure: P-3 General Ed and P-3 Special Ed. Pierce College BAS-T faculty will be on hand to answer questions and advise potential students.

Download the information session presentation.


Apply

The BAS-T program builds off the strong foundation of a professional/technical associate in applied science (AAS-T) degree in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisites

  • ENGL& 101 (minimum grade of 2.0)
  • MATH& 131 or another approved college level math course (minimum grade of 2.0)
  • AAS-T* in ECE or its equivalent
    *An AAS-T is 40 core credits (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, and quantitative) plus 50 early childhood credits (some courses may count both as ECE and as core) for a total of 90 credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in all education related coursework.
  • Passing scores on the WEST-B or equivalent

Application

We are accepting applications for the Fall 2017 full-time cohort.

We have a few spots left in the fall cohort. Apply today!

Application Checklist:

  1. Applied to Pierce College and paid the admissions fee of $25
  2. Submitted the BAS-T Application
  3. Submitted WEST-B (or equivalent SAT or ACT scores) to Pierce College
    • WEST-B must be taken by March 19, 2017 for the Summer 2017 part-time cohort for full admission.
    • WEST-B must be taken by June 11, 2017 for the Summer 2017 part-time cohort for conditional admission.
    • WEST-B must be taken by May 14, 2017 for the Fall 2017 full-time cohort for full admission.
    • WEST-B must be taken by September 3, 2017 for the Summer 2017 part-time cohort for conditional admission.
  1. Submitted the Character and Fitness Supplement
  2. Submitted the Reference Form, with three (3) Professional and/or Academic References (two of the three references should be from current supervisors or others who have formally evaluated your work)
  3. Submitted Personal Essay (In 400 words or less, please answer the following question in essay format: Why do I want to complete a bachelor’s degree in teaching?)
  4. Submitted Response to Parent Email (see application for details)
  5. Submitted Resume
  6. Submitted Official Transcripts in the original sealed envelopes from all institutions previously attended (excluding Pierce College)
  7. Completed FAFSA and applied for other financial aid as applicable: Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals, Teacher Grant Programs and WashBoard.

Anticipated Schedule of Courses

BAS Part-time Cohort

Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
ENGL& 102 INTS 300 ECED 340 NSCI 300 ECED 370 ECED 479 ECED 489 ECED 499
ECED& 355 ECED 335 ECED 365 ECED 385 ECED 325      
ECED 307       ECED 395      
10 credits 8 credits 8 credits 8 credits 11 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits
Classes will meet weekdays, beginning at 5:30 pm.

BAS Full-time Cohort

Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
ENGL& 102 INTS 300 ECED 370 ECED 479 ECED 489 ECED 499
ECED& 355 ECED 385 ECED 325      
ECED 335 ECED 365 ECED 395      
NSCI 300 ECED 340 ECED 307      
16 credits 16 credits 13 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits
Classes will meet weekdays, beginning at 3:00 pm.

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