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Teacher Education

Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education

The BAS Teacher Education (BAS-TE) degree program offers you multiple pathways leading to teacher certification in K-8 Schools with optional endorsements for English Language Learner and Early Childhood Education.

BAS-TE APPLICATIONS

The application window for the Fall 2019 Cohort is February 1-April 15, 2019

Deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 pm April 15, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

You may submit the online application form prior to submitting the other application packet items, i.e., recommendation forms, essay, and basic skills assessment documentation. Please do not delay submitting the online application if you are waiting for completion of the other items. See the individual forms for instructions on how to submit them.

ADDITIONAL FORMS:
Professional Recommendation Form & BAS-TE Reflective Essay Instructions
For more information on the Application Process view the tabs below.

BAS-TE Application Form

Degree information

Preparing Future Teachers at YVC

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in Teacher Education integrates rigorous applied curriculum and residency experience. The BAS Teacher Education (BAS-TE) program prepares individuals for a Washington State Teacher Certificate in Elementary Education (K-8), with additional optional endorsements in English Language Learner (ELL) and Early Childhood Education (ECE).

The Teacher Education program is residency-based. Candidates complete an intensive Residency Experience (student teaching) that requires hands-on work in K-8 classrooms under the guidance of a Mentor Teacher and Field Supervisor within our local partner schools.

In addition to residency experiences, candidates complete core courses which are delivered in hybrid format: face-to-face evening classes and online.

Accreditation

YVC is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is authorized to offer the BAS in Teacher Education through Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (RCW 28B.50.090, RCW 28B.50.810). BAS-TE is a teacher preparation program approved by PESB to operate in Washington State (RCW 28A.410.210 (1-4).

Program Highlights

  • Program options: Traditional and Alternative Route 1 teacher preparation program
  • Dedicated, experienced college faculty
  • Hands-on learning throughout the program
  • Flexible programming designed for individuals currently working in education or career changers
  • Evening courses blended with online learning
  • Residency teaching opportunities in local K-8 classrooms
  • Options for full-time or part-time attendance
  • Affordable tuition

Program Completion

Due to the variety of entry points into the program, program advisors work closely with candidates to create tailored educational plans that consider prior learning experiences with their educational background.

All BAS-TE candidates must complete 60 general education credits in combination with 300 and 400 level Teacher Education courses.

The length of time it takes to get a teaching certificate is unique, based on test scores and transcripts. Typically, completing the required 180 college-level credits for a BAS degree will take eight quarters, or two academic years.

Course Catalog

Program information

Application Process

The application window for the fall 2019 cohort will be open February 1, 2019, with an application deadline of April 1, 2019. Application forms and instructions will be available on this web page beginning February 1.

Eligibility and Prerequisites

You may be eligible to apply if you have completed:

  • With a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, an associate degree OR at least 90 college-level credits
  • WEST-B skills test or acceptable alternative (by the application deadline, you must provide evidence of passing scores for at least two subtests, with plans to complete the third subtest within the first quarter of the program)

Although not required for BAS-TE admissions, the following courses are highly recommended in order to be successful on the WEST-B, course work throughout the program, and certification assessments:

  • ENGL& 101 (or other English composition course) with minimum grade of C
  • MATH& 107 (or other quantitative or symbolic reasoning course) with minimum grade of C

All eligibility requirements must be completed by the end of spring quarter. If a student is completing any of the requirements during summer quarter, they can still apply, however, potential acceptance will be conditional upon completing all minimum requirements before fall quarter.

Selective Admissions

Admission to BAS-TE is a selective process. Admission to YVC does not guarantee entrance to the program. A complete BAS-TE application packet must be submitted by the deadline indicated.

To Apply

Applications for BAS-TE are accepted each spring for fall admission. If you meet the eligibility requirements and wish to apply to the BAS-TE program, you must:

  • Be admitted to YVC if you have not been enrolled at YVC for the past 12 months (see the BAS admissions web page for details on how to apply to YVC and fees)
  • Request official transcripts from all regionally-accredited colleges/universities you have attended. Transcripts must remain in a sealed envelope to be considered official and in order to be processed. If transcripts are being sent electronically, please have them sent to admission@yvcc.edu. There is no need to request official transcripts from YVC
  • Submit financial aid documents if applicable (see the financial aid web page)

Complete the application packet:

  • Three completed Professional Recommendation forms (In general, academic references from faculty or instructors, and references from observation of work with students, are excellent. References from your elementary or high school teachers or from personal friends or relatives are not considered the strongest. At least one reference must be from a school district representative (principal, teacher, classified employee, PTA parent, etc.)
  • Reflective Essay (see instructions)
  • Evidence of basic skills assessment scores (WEST-B, ACT, SAT) or evidence of test registration: By the application deadline, you must provide evidence of passing scores for at least two subtests, with plans to complete the third subtest within the first quarter of the program. You must request that the testing authority sends your scores to YVC
  • Application for Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education

Other Information

Candidates who are accepted into the Teacher Education program will be required to pass a criminal background check before their Field Experience (student teaching) begins. See the OSPI website for details. Also, applicants for certificates in Washington State must give evidence of good moral character and personal fitness as specified in WAC 181-79A-155. This evidence includes an affidavit from the applicant indicating that he or she has not been convicted of any crime or a complete disclosure of all arrests and subsequent dispositions of such arrests. In the event of a conviction for any arrest, the applicant shall state reasons why such conviction does not reflect adversely on the requirement to possess good moral character and be personally fit.

Assessment Requirements

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) sets policy establishing the requirements to gain and maintain educator certification which permits teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates to work in Washington schools. To earn a residency teacher certificate in Washington, candidates are required to pass basic skills and content knowledge assessments. In addition, teacher candidates who are enrolled in PESB-approved teacher preparation programs are required to pass a performance assessment.

What? When?
Basic Skills Testing

See the PESB website for details

Get help preparing for the WEST-B here

Must pass at least two subtests of the WEST-B, or submit evidence of a passing score on an approved alternative test (ACT, SAT), by the application deadline, with plans to complete the third subtest before or within the first quarter of the program
Content Knowledge Testing

See the PESB website for details

Candidates are required to attempt the NES Elementary Education Subtests I and II at the end of the second quarter, prior to residency placement. Must pass the NES or WEST-E exam prior to being certified in that endorsement area
Performance Assessment

See the PESB website for details

Candidates enrolled in PESB-approved teacher preparation programs are required to pass the Washington edTPA to complete their programs. BASED course 410 in year 2 is dedicated to the submission of the candidates’ edTPA

Application Form

The application window for the Fall 2019 Cohort is February 1-April 15, 2019

Deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 pm April 15, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additional documents: Professional Recommendation Form & BAS-TE Reflective Essay Instructions

BAS-TE Application Form

Alternative Route 1

The program offers both a traditional and alternative route to teaching. YVC is approved to offer Alternative Route 1: designed for currently employed classified instructional employees with transferable associate degrees seeking residency teacher certification with endorsements in special education, or bilingual or ELL endorsements combined with another endorsement. Alternative route programs in Washington State lead to the same teaching license as teacher preparation programs operated at four-year universities. For more information on Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification, please see the PESB website.

In addition to other BAS-TE admission requirements, enrolling as an alternative route candidate in YVC’s program includes:

  • Must be a currently employed classified instructional employee
  • Must have a transferable associate degree
  • Must have successfully passed the statewide basic skills exam prior to program admittance
  • Must be seeking residency teacher certification with endorsement in ELL combined with another endorsement
  • District or building validation of qualifications, including one year of successful student interaction and leadership as a classified instructional employee
  • Meeting the age, good moral character, and personal fitness requirements adopted by rule for teachers

Name of program: YVC Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education
Routes offered: Traditional and Alternative Route 1
Endorsements offered: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English Language Learner
Main address: South 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima, WA  98902
Delivery method: Hybrid
Delivery format: Days, evenings
Regions/school districts served: ESD 105
Description: Residency-based program which prepares individuals for a Washington State teaching certificate in Elementary Education (K-8), with additional optional endorsements in Early Childhood Education (P-3) and English Language Learner (ELL)
Contact information: 509.834.4522, bas-te@yvcc.edu
Estimated time to complete program: Two years if the student attends full-time and has met all other BAS requirements, including an earned associate degree or 90 college-level credits, plus 60 credit hours of general education courses in specific distribution areas.
Prerequisites: Associate degree with minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, or minimum of 90 college-level credits from a regionally accredited college with minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
Sample cost breakdowns: See the financial aid web page

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science program pay upper division tuition fees. Tuition is set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges which acts upon legislative authority. Rates are subject to change.

A full description of tuition and fees can be found on the Financial Aid website. You can also locate information on how to apply for grants and scholarships to pay for college.

In addition to college tuition and fees, there are program specific costs for testing, fingerprinting and more.

Advising

Students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science program are encouraged to meet and maintain contact  with a college counselor/advisor to explore career options.

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