The Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BAS-TE) is designed to allow students to earn a four-year degree with a K-8 certification.
Admission into the BAS-TE program is competitive. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of enrollment spaces.
The BAS-TE program runs during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Classes are 4:30 – 8:40 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
Students admitted to BAS-TE must attempt the WEST-B before starting the program.
To be placed into the admissions pool, applicants must complete and submit the following:
BAS application fee of $25 and completed application
A short (500-700 word) essay (see below)
Transcripts showing evidence of an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.
3 letters of recommendation
30 hours of experience in a K-8 classroom setting (can be completed as a volunteer or paid work, including through a course)
WATCH clearance, $12 fee (Washington Access to Criminal History)
Once your application materials are complete, the BAS-TE coordinator will schedule an interview with you.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education: Elementary Education & Special Education will have demonstrated the ability to:
Communicate and collaborate effectively with children, parents/guardians, peers, administrators, and the community.
Ensure cultural competence in teaching by adapting learner-centred curricula that engage students in various culturally responsive strategies.
Recognize individual differences and learning styles, then modify curricula to meet the learners’ needs.
Design, facilitate, and evaluate the age and developmentally appropriate learning exercises for students in K-8 and special education.
Develop standards-driven curricula and monitor student progress towards targets.
Utilize formal and informal assessment strategies to strengthen instruction and promote learning.
Competently design and execute lessons rich in literacy, science, math, social studies, and the arts.
Generate strategies from multiple instructional approaches and differentiated instruction for all students.
Foster positive, inclusive learning settings in cognitive, behavioural, language, physical, and social domains to create a safe and productive learning environment.
Integrate and model the use of technology in the classroom.
Utilize feedback and reflection to improve teaching practices constantly.
Demonstrate the capacity and skills needed to work in the professional environment of K-8 education.