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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.


BAS-T Careers

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

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.

Wisdom From the First BAS-T Cohort

Apply to the Program

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

Related Pages


Teacher Certification & Field Experience Specialist
Director of Education Programs