NEW! Earn Your Applied Bachelor's Degree at LCC

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
University Center
P.O. Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632

or hand deliver it in a sealed envelope to:

University Center
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):

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition
  • ENGL& 102 English Composition II
  • EDUC& 115 Child Development
  • EDUC& 150 Child, Family, and Community
  • EDUC& 205 Introduction to Education

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.

  • ENGL 270 Children's Literature
  • HIST& 137 US History II
  • PHSC 109 Energy and Matter
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition
  • CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication
  • SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology
  • CMST& 220 Intro to Public Speaking
  • MATH& 132 Math for Elementary School Teachers II

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:

  • Compare a variety of assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation practices in collaboration with colleagues and families to guide the learning and holistic development of each student.
  • Justify the importance of relationships with students, families, colleagues, and community agencies and is able to create and maintain those relationships to support children's learning and development.
  • Evaluate cultural beliefs and biases; articulate and apply an understanding of how people differ in their perspectives and approaches; and create learning opportunities that are culturally responsive for students and their families.
  • Predict student behavior and possible external stressors to effectively choose and implement strategies that support each student's success in the learning community.
  • Discriminate data from a variety of sources to inform decisions about instruction, services, programs, interventions, and practices.
  • Prepare plans based on theory, regularly analyze, evaluate, and synthesize results of their teaching practice and make appropriate changes that more fully serve each student and their family.
  • Formulate and apply the central concepts of the arts, Language Arts, health and fitness, mathematics, science, technology and social studies, and identify resources to support student's growth across the disciplines.
  • Construct and Implement lesson plans that support individual student growth across the developmental continuum utilizing child development theory, including knowledge of typical and atypical developments.
  • Value ongoing professional development to ensure research-based best practices, alignment with state and national standards and changing district-wide curriculum protocols.
  • Appraise, implement, and monitor Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Individual Educational Programs (IEPs), and 504 Plans in collaboration with families, as well as multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, to provide the services and supports necessary for the optimal growth of students with diverse abilities.

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