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Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Teaching Program Outcomes

The BAS-T at Pierce College prepares graduates to live and work in a dynamically changing educational system by emphasizing specific skills and abilities graduates will need as teachers through the program outcomes and whole student development through the five core abilities.

It is assumed all outcomes consider children birth through grade 3 and their families who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

  1. Inclusive Practices:
    The candidate creates a welcoming, supportive, challenging environment for each and every child and his/her family and advocates for services and supports to be received in the least restrictive environment or within natural learning environments.
  2. Culturally Responsive Practices:
    The candidate examines their own cultural values, beliefs, and biases; articulates and applies an understanding of how people differ in their perspectives and approaches; and creates learning opportunities that are culturally responsive for children and their families.
  3. Pedagogical Skills: 
    The candidate applied learning theory and incorporates a variety of evidence-based instructional strategies that are individually, culturally, and developmentally appropriate into his/her teaching practices, within and across disciplines.
  4. Child Development:
    The candidate applies child development theory, including an awareness of typical and atypical development, to plan and implement lessons that support each and every child’s growth across all developmental domains.
  5. Relationships & Collaboration:
    The candidate articulates the importance of relationships with children, families, colleagues, and community agencies and is able to create and maintain those relationships to support children’s learning and development.
  6. Assessment & Planning:
    The candidate utilizes a variety of assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation practices in collaboration with colleagues and families to guide the learning and holistic development of each and every child.
  7. Data-Based Decision Making:
    The candidate analyzes data from a variety of sources to inform decisions about instruction, services, programs, interventions, and practices.
  8. Content Knowledge:
    The candidate recognizes and applies the central concepts of the arts, English language arts, health and fitness, mathematics, science, and social studies, and can identify resources to support personal and children’s growth across disciplines.
  9. Professionalism:
    The candidate demonstrates professionalism by accessing professional organizations and publications to ensure practices are consistent with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Council for Exceptional Children/Division of Early Childhood (CEC/DEC) Codes of Ethics, applicable laws, policies, and regulations.
  10. Reflective Teaching:
    The candidate, in collaboration with colleagues, regularly analyzes, evaluates, and synthesizes his/her teaching practice to make appropriate changes that more fully serve each and every infant and/or young child and their family.
  11. Guidance Strategies:
    The candidate analyzes children’s behavior and effectively chooses strategies to maximize each child’s success in the learning community.
  12. Organization & Compliance:
    The candidate develops, implements, and monitors Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Individual Educational Programs (IEPs), and 504 Plans in collaboration with families, as well as multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, to provide the services and supports necessary for the optimal growth of children with diverse abilities.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge and Core Abilities Outcomes

General Education at Pierce College prepares graduates to live and work in a dynamically changing world by emphasizing whole student development through fundamental areas of knowledge and the college five core abilities.