Now accepting applications for the part-time cohort starting summer 2020, perfect for working professionals. Apply by April 1, 2020.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education prepares teacher candidates with content and subject knowledge required for teaching in pre-k through 8th grade classrooms, while integrating hands-on field experiences throughout the program.
Using a cohort model, this two-year program supplements knowledge and experience earned from previous degrees (such as an AAS) with 300 & 400 level courses, and allows teacher candidates to choose between certificated and non-certificated routes.
Certificated teachers will be prepared to teach in Washington public schools, while non-certificated candidates will be prepared to teach early childhood education in a variety of non-public school settings, including Head Start.
After completing the application, print and sign it, and return it with all required documentation (see checklist on application).
Mail your application to:
Lower Columbia College
P.O. Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632
or hand deliver it in a sealed envelope to:
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632.
To be eligible for admission to the BAS program, a student must have:
1. Completed or be in the final term of earning an Associate's Degree or higher from
a regionally accredited institution
2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
3. Completed or currently enrolled in the following prerequisite courses (a grade of a C or higher must be achieved):
4. In addition to the above listed prerequisites, applicants must have completed, or have met with an advisor to develop a plan to complete, the following courses before graduating from the BAS-TE degree program (a grade of a C or higher must be achieved). Please attach plan signed by advisor.
Fall 2019 (14 credits)
ECED/EDUC 301: Field Experience I: Theory
ECED/EDUC 311: Field Experience I
EDUC 319: Anti-Bias Education
EDUC 345: Curriculum Development & Design
Winter 2020 (15 credits)
ECED/EDUC 302: Field Experience II: Theory
ECED/EDUC 312: Field Experience II
EDUC 320: Literacy & Language Acquisition
EDUC 325: Intro to Special Education
Spring 2020 (16 credits)
ECED/EDUC 303: Field Experience III: Theory
ECED/EDUC 313: Field Experience III
EDUC 330: Math Methods
EDUC 335: Collaboration & Classroom Leadership
Fall 2020 (15 credits)
ECED/EDUC 401: Student Teaching I: Theory
ECED/EDUC 411: Student Teaching I
EDUC 410: Science Methods for Teachers
EDUC 414: Guidance Techniques
Winter 2021 (14 credits)
ECED/EDUC 402: Student Teaching II: Theory
ECED/EDUC 412: Student Teaching II
EDUC 420: Social Studies for Teachers
EDUC 439: Professional Assessment/Portfolio or ECED 439 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood
Spring 2021 (16 credits)
ECED/EDUC 403: Student Teaching III: Theory
ECED/EDUC 413: Student Teaching III
EDUC 429: Assessment
EDUC 430: Advanced Language & Literacy Methods
EDUC 434: Professionalism in Education
The BAS-TE Program will provide candidates with the skills and knowledge that they need to become effective, inclusive, and engaged classroom educators. Upon completion of the program, the candidate will: