YVC Graduates First Cohort of Students in BAS-TE Program

Yakima, WA – YVC is excited to announce the first 25 students who have earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education degree. Starting in 2018, YVC welcomed a diverse inaugural cohort of students, many of whom are YVC graduates and members of the Yakima community. Half of these trailblazing students are currently employed in local school districts in para-professional or support staff positions.

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 program is residency-based and combines hands-on work in K-8 classrooms with core courses delivered in a hybrid format.

2020 BAS-TE Graduates by City:

  • Cowiche, WA:  Jessica Stonecipher
  • Granger, WA:  Elaine Baker
  • Grandview, WA:  Meghan Case and Kassandra Prieto
  • Moxee, WA:  Lydia Gallegos and Geneiva Rojas
  • Outlook, WA:  Monica Rodriguez
  • Tieton, WA:  Daisy Silva
  • Toppenish, WA: Gabriela Palomino
  • Wapato, WA: Jasmine Ramirez and Esteban Vela
  • Yakima, WA: Alexis Abarca, Cristina Alcala, Sandy Bautista, Elizabeth Davis, Yasmine Espinoza, Makena Fischer, Travis Frymier, Hannah Gimlin, Alexis Gratton, Margaret Jensen, Amanda Lopez, Cindy Mejia, Jennifer Rankin, Racheal Schwindt, and Cristian Tejeda
  • Zillah, WA: Melissa Gonzalez

Join us in congratulating these students. For more information about YVC’s bachelor programs visit www.yvcc.edu/bachelors.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu