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.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2019 BAS-TE Cohort. After completing the application, print and sign it, and return it with all required documentation (see checklist on application) to: Lower Columbia College, University Center P.O. Box 3010 Longview, Washington or hand deliver it in a sealed envelope to the University Center, 1600 Maple St Longview, WA 98632.

Applications due May 31, 2019.

WEST-B Study Sessions

  Monday, May 20, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, University Center
  Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, University Center


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
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all college level coursework
  3. Completed, be currently enrolled, or have a plan to complete the following courses:
    ENGL& 101 English Composition
    ENGL& 102 English Composition II
    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
    EDUC& 115 Child Development
    EDUC& 150 Child, Family, and Community
    EDUC& 205 Intro to Education
    *C or higher grade must be achieved in all above courses*
  4. Completed the WEST-B (certification option only. Minimum score no longer required.) Learn more about taking the WEST-B at LCC.

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: Field Experience IV: Theory
ECED/EDUC 411: Field Experience IV
EDUC 410: Science Methods for Teachers
EDUC 414: Guidance Techniques

Winter 2021 (15 credits)

ECED/EDUC 402: Field Experience V: Theory
ECED/EDUC 412: Field Experience V
EDUC 420: Social Studies for Teachers
EDUC 439: Professional Assessment/Portfolio or ECED 439 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood

Spring 2021 (15 credits)

ECED/EDUC 403: Field Experience VI: Theory
ECED/EDUC 413:Field Experience VI
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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