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.
The application is now open.
Applications for the 2022 part-time cohort are now available!
Classes are designed as hybrid courses, which means each class meets once per week with the remaining coursework online.
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
Additional Requirements (completed prior to starting the program)
General Education Degree 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.
When does the program start?
The 2021 full-time cohort (#3) (group of students going through the program together) begins courses fall quarter 2021. The next part-time cohort will begin summer 2022.
How does the admission process work?
An application has two parts: Students need to apply to Lower Columbia College through the Office of Admissions and after that, to the Teacher Education Program through the Bachelor of Applied Science – Teacher Education (BAS-TE). BAS-TE admissions are competitive: there is one application deadline each year.
Student applicants will be screened through a process with clearly-defined minimum
qualifications and prerequisites. Students will be expected to have cumulative 2.5GPA.