Pierce College is proud to announce the development of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching, its second four-year degree offering in its history. The program is slated to begin in January 2017.
The BAS in Teaching will build on the college’s existing professional-technical program in early childhood education while giving students access to a baccalaureate degree with teacher certification and endorsements in P-3 early childhood education and early childhood special education.
This will be the first BAS in Teaching program in Washington state. Students completing the previous associate transfer degree were required to not only fulfill Pierce College’s requirements, but also those prerequisites specific to the university program which they wish to attend. As a result, a four-year degree would often take five years to complete. The new BAS in Teaching program at Pierce College will help increase the diversity of teachers in our region while reducing the time and money necessary for students to be prepared for successful careers.
“I am so excited that Pierce College is able to offer our students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in teaching,” said Director of Education Programs Krissy Kim. “There are so many changing standards in early childhood education and what it means to be a good teacher, and we’re seeing more and more than it means earning a bachelor’s degree.”
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