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Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching (BAS-T)

The BAS-Teaching is for students planning to become certified Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education teachers in grades preschool through third grade in the state of Washington.

The BAS-Teaching degree is a 2+2 program: two-year associate degree + two-year bachelor of applied science degree. Prior to beginning the bachelor of applied science program, the student must have an associates degree, or equivalent, in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Students with experience working in early childhood settings may also submit a portfolio of work in place of some required coursework. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BAS-Teaching program will gain specific skills and knowledge of core content and pedagogy to design, implement, and assess instruction based on state and national learning goals and standards in teaching.

WVC promotes a climate of ongoing improvement through a variety of methods, including Student Learning Outcomes. These Student Learning Outcomes cover four areas: Problem Solving, Communication, Social Interaction, and Inquiry. WVC graduates are equipped with knowledge in each of these areas.

  • Problem Solving: Graduates will be able to assess and analyze student learning and create learning experiences that demonstrate an understanding of how children learn and develop. Graduates will employ pedagogical knowledge in a variety of areas, including classroom management, teaching through experiential learning, and effective planning, to create inclusive learning environments.
  • Communication: Graduates will be able to effectively and appropriately interact with students through oral, written, and non-verbal communication. Graduates will be able to utilize oral and written communication skills to interact and collaborate with colleagues, parents, administration, and community members.
  • Social Interaction: Graduates will be able to collaborate with the learning community to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into their learning environments while respecting the diversity and individuality of the students. Graduates will be able to uphold the professional code of ethical conduct and state and national laws applicable to educators.
  • Inquiry: Graduates will be able to research and critique current and historic pedagogical theories on childhood development including theories on language acquisition and the language demands of academic content. Graduates will be able to apply pedagogical theories to design integrated curricula.


PESB LogoWashington's Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) approved WVC's teacher preparation program.