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Requirements & Expectations

Program Requirements

  • Earned Associates Degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • BAS-Teaching Prerequisite Coursework
  • Scores on the WEST-B, SAT, or ACT
  • Passed Criminal Background Check (completed through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, OSPI)

Application Requirements

  • 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 transcriptst-official transcripts will be submitted after admission).
  • Submitted two (2) Admission Essays
    • What are your professional goals? How do you believe that obtaining 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 for $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 2020-2022 academic year, in-person days will be:

Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
October 2 January 8 April 9
November 6 February 5 May 7
December 4 March 5 June 4

Additionally, there will be a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the program in September, 2021 (TBD).