Earn your Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching degree to gain dual qualification/licensure to teach pre-school-grade 3 (P-3) general education and special education.

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Our Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching degree leads to teacher licensure with dual endorsements in both P-3 general education and P-3 special education. This enables graduates to teach children from birth through Grade 3. The degree was designed with the best practices in teacher preparation in mind and in collaboration with local school district partners.

Course Maps

The BAS-T program builds off the strong foundation of a professional/technical associate in applied science (AAS-T) degree in Early Childhood Education.

About the Program

Application

Applications for all 2020 cohorts are available online.

Applications for both cohorts (part-time and full-time) will close on April 1, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you begin your online application, you are unable to save your progress and return at a later time. An application guide has been created to help you prepare to complete and submit your application in one sitting. Included are the prompts for required essay/written response submissions as well as descriptions for other information to be included in your application. We strongly encourage prospective students to utilize the application guide to prepare materials ahead of time, particularly the written components of the application.

We offer two cohorts: a part-time cohort and a full-time cohort. Students who begin in summer quarter will attend five quarters of part-time classes and begin the fall residency immediately following summer coursework. Students who begin fall quarter will attend three quarters of full-time classes with a summer break before residency begins in fall. Visit the BAS-T Cohort Options page for details.

BAS-T Information Sessions

Are you interested in teaching children from birth to grade 3? Do you want to become a certificated teacher with dual endorsements in general education and special education for P through 3rd grade students?

Our next BAS-T Information Sessions for February are happening soon! Join us for a LIVE online informational session with Pierce College Education Programs staff that will describe the program structure and application process as well as answer any questions you may have. These sessions are held via the online platform, Zoom, and are accessible from any device with an internet connection. Please register for one of the sessions by following the link below:

Register here:

Please contact the Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager AmberRose Houck at ahouck@pierce.ctc.edu or 253-912-2266 for information regarding BAS-T Information Sessions and BAS-T applications.

Wisdom From the First BAS-T Cohort

Apply to the Program

See our How to Apply web page for prerequisites and an application checklist.

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Contacts

Davida Sharpe-Haygood
Interim Director of Education Programs
253-964-6291
AmberRose Houck
Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager
253 912-2266