Become a Teacher!

LCC Teacher Training, prepare to teach in Washington State and beyond.

Information Session:

March 6 In-Person Information Session

Drop by and join us on Wednesday, March 6 in the Alan Thompson Library Building, room 130,  between 3 and 5 p.m. Talk with instructors and advisors, learn more about the application for Teacher Education, and learn about the program! 

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.

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Apply Today!

If you have not attended Lower Columbia College within the past two (2) years, please apply now.

Deadline to apply:
May 1, 2024

Program Details

Classes are designed as hybrid courses, which means each class meets once per week with the remaining coursework online.

Part-time 

  • Classes begin in July 
  • Hybrid classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on cohort
  • Hybrid course schedule remains consistent throughout the program
  • Part -time students will complete 9 – 11 credits each term (summers required)
  • The degree requires practicums and student teaching in addition to coursework

Full-time 

  • Classes begin in September 
  • Hybrid classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on cohort.
  • Hybrid course schedule remains consistent throughout the program
  • Full-time students will complete between 15-18 credits per quarter
  • Fall, winter, and spring term schedules (summers optional)
  • The degree requires practicums and student teaching in addition to coursework

Getting Started

If you have further questions about LCC's BAS-TE program, see the BAS-TE Frequently Asked Questions.


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Eligibility for Washington State Teacher Residency Certification

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the teacher education program at Lower Columbia College is known to meet the state education requirements for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington. Lower Columbia College has not determined if the teacher education program meets the state education requirements of any other state or any U.S. Territory. Those seeking residency teacher certification in any state or U.S. Territory outside of Washington are advised to contact the state regulatory agency for the state for which this information is needed. The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction(OSPI) has resources that may be helpful.

Contact Information for each State Certification Board