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.


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.

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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


Applications will become available the first week of February and will close on April 1, 2020 for both the summer and the fall cohorts. Please check back in early February for a link to apply.

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

Our next BAS-T Information Session will be held January 22 via Zoom. Two 90-minute sessions will be offered: one starting at 11 a.m. and the other starting at 5 p.m. Please register for one of the sessions by following the link below:

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Join us to learn more about our Bachelors of Applied Science in Teaching degree program with teacher licensure for P-3 General Education and P-3 Special Education. Pierce College staff and faculty will be available to answer questions.

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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Davida Sharpe-Haygood
Interim Director of Education Programs
AmberRose Houck
Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager
253 912-2266
Chelsea Falki
Program Coordinator