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.

Course Maps

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


Applications for all 2020 cohorts are available online.

In response to COVID-19 and our continued support of students who want to complete their educational journey, the 2020–2021 bachelor's application submission deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. Please contact AmberRose Houck or any education advisor for help in submitting your application.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you begin your online application, you are unable to save your progress and return at a later time. An application guide 500 Internal Server Error

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.

We offer two cohorts: a part-time cohort and a full-time cohort. Students who begin in summer quarter will attend five quarters of part-time classes and begin the fall residency immediately following summer coursework. Students who begin fall quarter will attend three quarters of full-time classes with a summer break before residency begins in fall. Visit the BAS-T Cohort Options page for details.

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?

Please contact the Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager AmberRose Houck at ahouck@pierce.ctc.edu or 253-912-2266 for information regarding BAS-T Information Sessions and BAS-T applications.

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


Interim Director of Education Programs
Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager
253 912-2266