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How to Apply

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

Effective September 18, 2023, Pierce College's BAS-Teaching program will no longer be accepting applications for the 2023 - 2024 fall cohort. Please return on February 1, 2024 when applications for the 2024 - 2025 cohort(s) will become available. Please contact BAS-Teaching staff at with any questions.


  • ENGL& 101
  • MATH 111 or another approved college-level math course
  • AAS-T* in ECE or its equivalent
    *An AAS-T is 40 core credits (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, and quantitative) plus 50 early childhood credits (some courses may count both as ECE and as core) for a total of 90 credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in all education related coursework.
  • Scores on the WEST-B, SAT, or ACT.


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