Requirements & Expectations
- Earned Associates Degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- BAS-Teaching Prerequisite Coursework
- Prerequisite Coursework Checklist
- Portfolio Option Information
- A Portfolio may be used in lieu of certain coursework for select individuals seeking initial licensure through the BAS-Teaching Program . For additional information, or to see if you qualify for a portfolio option, please contact Dr. Rose-McCully at email@example.com.
- Scores on the WEST-B, SAT, or ACT
- Passed Criminal Background Check (completed through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, OSPI)
- Application to Wenatchee Valley College (if not currently enrolled)
- Application to BAS-Teaching Program
- Submitted WEST-B, SAT, or ACT scores to WVC
- Three (3) Professional and/or Academic References (2 of the 3 should be from current supervisors or others who formally evaluate your work)
- Resume or CV
- Transcripts from all post-secondary education programs (upload unofficial transcripts – official transcripts will be submitted after admission)
- Submitted two (2) Admissions Essays (Teaching Philosophy?)
- What are your professional goals? How do you believe that obtaining a BAS in Teaching will impact or improve your future practice? (250-500 words)
- Describe the most pressing educational needs in your community. Identify how you might address those needs as a prepared teacher. (250-500 words)
- Completed FAFSA or WAFSA and any other applicable financial aid forms
- Pay application fee of $50
- Interview with Early Childhood Education faculty (scheduled upon submission of application)
Course work in this program will be demanding. Several of the courses in the program have a lab or field work component. To help you understand how much time per week you will likely need to devote to coursework, please refer to the chart below:
|Credit Load||Time spent in class each week (virtual or in-person)||Time spent on homework each week||Total time each week|
|1 credit||1 hour||2 hours||3 hours|
|5 credits||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|10 credits||10 hours||20 hours||30 hours|
|15 credits||15 hours||30 hours||45 hours|
For courses with labs, 1 credit = 2 hours in the lab per week.
For courses with field work, 1 credit = 3 hours in the field per week.
This program is roughly 75% online and 25% in-person. Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:00pm (via Zoom) and one Saturday a month (in-person). Attendance at all classes (virtually on Wednesdays or in person on Saturdays) is mandatory.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, in-person days will be:
|Fall 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021|
|September 26||January 9||April 17|
|October 24||February 6||May 15|
|November 21||March 6||June 12|
Additionally, there will be a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the program in September, 2020 (TBD).
Note: School District Spring Break is April 5-9, 2021. No BAS-Teaching classes will be held this week.