BAS in Teacher Education
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Join our program today!
LCC Teacher Training, prepare to teach in Washington State and beyond.
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.
View this program in the catalog
If you have not attended Lower Columbia College within the past two (2) years, please
Deadline to apply:May 1, 2024
Classes are designed as hybrid courses, which means each class meets once per week
with the remaining coursework online.
If you have further questions about LCC's BAS-TE program, see the BAS-TE Frequently Asked Questions.
Admission into the BAS-TE program is merit based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements
does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the
number of available enrollment spaces. To be placed into the admissions pool, applicants
must complete and submit the following:
Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) Background Check (fingerprinting
will be required) - approximate cost $82
The following courses must be completed prior to a bachelor’s degree obtainment. Some
courses can be included in the two-year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s
program in addition to the required courses. A minimum of 50 quarter credits of general
education courses are required in the following distribution areas prior to graduation.
SAT? ACT? If you have ACT/SAT scores from high school, please submit them with your
application! Ensure that your name and dates show on the testing results.
If you have no SAT/ACT results, West B results can be attained. View our Teacher Education Testing page for additional options.
In addition to BAS-TE courses, applicants seeking Washington State residency teacher
certification must complete the following:
Graduates that select the certification route are prepared to earn residency teacher
certification in the state of Washington through OSPI and teach grades pre-K through
8th grade in the public and private school system.
Graduates that select the early childhood education route are prepared to teach children
birth through 3rd grade in early care and education settings such as Head Start, childcare centers
and preschool programs.
Please scroll to the bottom of LCC's tuition and fees webpage for information about the BAS cost of attendance.
EDUC 420 Social Studies for TeachersEDUC 414 Guidance Techniques EDUC 401 Reflective Practice I EDUC 411 Student Teaching I
EDUC 335Professionalism, Collaboration, and Classroom LeadershipEDUC 439 Issues and TrendsEDUC 402 Reflective Practice II EDUC 412 Student Teaching II
EDUC 429AssessmentEDUC 330 Math Methods EDUC 403 Reflective Seminar III EDUC 413 Student Teaching
EDUC 300 Foundations of Teacher Education EDUC 345 Curriculum Development & DesignEDUC 319 Anti-Bias Education
EDUC 320 Language Arts for TeachersEDUC 301 Practicum I EDUC 340 Concepts of Motor SkillsEDUC 410 Inquiry Based Science for Teachers
EDUC 325Introduction to Special EducationEDUC 430Advanced Language and LiteracyEDUC 302 Practicum II EDUC 350 Creative Arts Across the Curriculum
EDUC 430 Advanced Language and LiteracyEDUC 302 Practicum II EDUC 350 Creative Arts Across the Curriculum
EDUC 320Language Arts for TeachersEDUC 420 Social Studies for Teachers
EDUC 414 Guidance Techniques EDUC 401 Reflective Practice I EDUC 411 Student Teaching I
EDUC 300 Foundations of Teacher Education EDUC 325Introduction to Special Education
EDUC 319Anti-Bias EducationEDUC 345 Curriculum Development
EDUC 301 Practicum I EDUC 340Concepts of Motor SkillsEDUC 410 Inquiry Based Science for Teachers
EDUC 439 Issues and TrendsEDUC 402 Reflective Practice II EDUC 412 Student Teaching II
EDUC 330 Math Methods EDUC 403 Reflective Practice III EDUC 413 Student Teaching III
EDUC 335Professionalism, Collaboration & Classroom LeadershipEDUC 429Assessment
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