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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.


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 August 15, Pierce College's BAS-Teaching program will no longer be accepting applications for the 2022 - 2024 fall cohort. Please return on February 1 when applications for the 2023 - 2025 cohort(s) will become available. Please contact BAS-Teaching staff at with any questions.

BAS-T Information Sessions

Are you interested in teaching children from birth to grade 3? Do you want to become a certificated teacher with dual endorsements in general education and special education for P through 3rd grade students? For more about information sessions, please email

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