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Bachelor of Applied Science—Teacher Education (BAS-TE)

Teacher Education

Centralia College provides a robust, stable, and affordable elementary education program through the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education (BAS-TE). The coursework for this program ensures graduates have a firm foundation in teaching, and training specific to elementary and special education.

  • Program Length

    • Six quarters of classes
    • No summer classes
    • BAS-TE Ed Plan (pdf)- Coming Soon!

  • How to Apply
    A new BAS-TE cohort starts every September.

    Priority Applications for the fall 2017 cohort will be accepted from Feb. 1-March 15.

    Download the BAS Application Packet (pdf) for dates and important details.

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  • Program Requirements

    Required Degree
    Eligible students must have an associate degree and transcripts approved by BAS administration from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    Additional Requirements
    - Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) Background Check
    - Passing scores from the WEST B Test

    Prerequisite Courses
    The following courses must be successfully completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher prior to starting the BAS-TE program:
    - English Composition I (5 credits)
    - A college level math (5 credits)
    - Three EDUC or ECED courses

    Degree Required Courses
    The following course must be completed prior to bachelor's degree obtainment. The courses can be included in the two-year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s program. Students who have completed the requirements at the time of application will receive preferred entrance consideration.

    - English 102 - English Composition II (5 credits)
    - College-level math (5 credits)
    - 15 credits of Social Sciences
    - 15 credits of Humanities
    - 15 credits of Natural Science (must include one lab course)

    Recommended Courses
    - Math& 131 and 132
    - PSYC& 100
    - US History or Western Civilization (5 credits)
    - CMST& 220 - Public Speaking
    - A biology science
    - EDUC& 115 or PSYC& 200
    - EDUC& 201 and 202
    - EDUC& 130

  • Tuition and Fees
    The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.

    For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees—Applied Baccalaureate Degree Program. There will be additional lab fees for BAS-TE students.

    The cost of room and board would be additional.

    Financial Aid
    For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.

    Apply between March 6–April 1 for the 2017 BAS Scholarship.

    Scholarship applicants must have a current and complete financial aid file.