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You can be on the path to making a difference in your community by earning a Bachelor
of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education (BAS-TE). LCC's program will help you
gain knowledge and skills to effectively work with students and collaborate with professionals
throughout the field. This program is tailored for working adults with options for
residency teacher certification or a focus in early care and education. LCC offers
endorsements in elementary education and early childhood education.
Application due dateJune 1, 2023
Classes are designed as hybrid courses, which means each class meets once per week
with the remaining coursework online.
Click here to view the BAS-TE Program Handbook
Steps to Apply
Admission into the BAS-TE program is merit based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements
does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the
number of available enrollment spaces. To be placed into the admissions pool, applicants
must complete and submit the following:
Additional Admissions Requirements
Required After Admittance into the BAS-TE Program
General Education Required Courses
The following courses must be completed prior to a bachelor’s degree obtainment. Some
courses can be included in the two-year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s
program in addition to the required courses. A minimum of 60 quarter credits of general
education courses are required in the following distribution areas prior to graduation.
In addition to BAS-TE courses, applicants seeking Washington State residency teacher
certification must complete the following:
Graduates that select the certification route are prepared to earn residency teacher
certification in the state of Washington through OSPI and teach grades pre-K through
8th grade in the public and school system.
Graduates that select the early childhood education route are prepared to teach children
birth through 3rd grade in early care and education settings such as Head Start, childcare centers
and preschool programs.
Please scroll to the bottom of LCC's tuition and fees webpage for information about the BAS cost of attendance.
EDUC 300 Foundations of Teacher Education EDUC 345 Curriculum Development EDUC 319 Anti-Bias Education
EDUC 325 Introduction to Special Education EDUC 301 Practicum I EDUC 340 Concepts of Motor Skills
EDUC 330 Math MethodsEDUC 335 Professionalism, Collaboration & Classroom Leadership EDUC 302 Practicum II EDUC 350 Creative Arts Across the Curriculum
EDUC 429 Assessment EDUC 414 Guidance Techniques EDUC 401 Reflective Seminar I EDUC 411 Student Teaching
EDUC 420 Social Studies for Teachers EDUC 439 Portfolio and Professional Assessment EDUC 402 Reflective Seminar II EDUC 412 Student Teaching
EDUC 430 Advanced Language and Literacy EDUC 410 Science Methods EDUC 403 Reflective Seminar III EDUC 413 Student Teaching
EDUC 300 Foundations of Teacher Education EDUC 319 Anti-Bias Education
EDUC 320 Language Arts for Teachers EDUC 345 Curriculum Development
EDUC 301 Practicum I EDUC 335 Professionalism, Collaboration & Classroom Leadership
EDUC 330 Math Methods EDUC 302 Practicum II EDUC 350 Creative Arts Across the Curriculum
EDUC 325 Introduction to Special Education EDUC 429 Assessment
EDUC 414 Guidance Techniques EDUC 401 Reflective Seminar I EDUC 411 Student Teaching
EDUC 439 Portfolio and Professional Assessment EDUC 402 Reflective Seminar II EDUC 412 Student Teaching
EDUC 420 Social Studies for Teachers EDUC 403 Reflective Seminar III EDUC 413 Student Teaching
EDUC 430 Advanced Language and Literacy EDUC 410 Science Methods
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v),
the teacher education program at Lower Columbia College is known to meet the state
education requirements for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington.
Lower Columbia College has not determined if the teacher education program meets the
state education requirements of any other state or any U.S. Territory. Those seeking
residency teacher certification in any state or U.S. Territory outside of Washington
are advised to contact the state regulatory agency for the state for which this information
is needed. The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction(OSPI) has resources that may be helpful.
Contact Information for each State Certification Board
(360) 442-2623 firstname.lastname@example.org
(360) 353-7802 email@example.com
Alan Thompson Library University CenterLIB 128
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