NEW! Earn Your Applied Bachelor's Degree at LCC

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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