Our next application deadline for our Bachelor’s program is listed on our Application page. Ours is a first come, first serve application process, meaning the earlier you apply, the better your chances for securing a seat in our fall cohort– regardless of the application deadline. (This is particularly true in the summer quarter when spaces are being filled.) Instructions for applying can be found on our Admissions page. Students who apply by our next deadline may begin taking classes in any quarter, and may begin their Bachelor’s Level cohort courses in Fall quarter. Spaces currently exist in our hybrid* and fully online programs.
*Due to Covid-19, we can only hope to resume in-person classes (hybrid), in the fall. If the Shelter-In-Place mandate continues, we will do our best to support you with online and remote learning. If you have any questions, please drop in to one of our regular Zoom Info Sessions, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
Would you like to speak with someone about the Early Childhood Education BAS Degree? Contact Taraji Belgacem, Outreach & Admissions Specialist, to schedule a 1:1 advising appointment, at email@example.com.
Hybrid courses are held at Seattle Central College
About the B.A.S. ECE Degree
North’s Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Applied Science (ECE B.A.S.) degree provides an opportunity for students who have completed an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related program to continue their studies and earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. We offer both hybrid* and fully online programs. *Due to Covid-19, we can only hope to resume in-person classes (hybrid) in the fall. If the Shelter-In-Place mandate continues, we will do our best to support you with online and remote learning.
The degree provides professional development training for early care and education professionals, allowing them to keep pace with the increasing professionalization of the field. The curriculum is designed to align with accreditation standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We aim to prepare educators who are skilled in addressing and undoing barriers of inequity and misinformation. This emphasis upon anti-bias education forms the foundation of our curriculum and programming.
In the hybrid* program, required ECE B.A.S. courses are offered in the evenings and require students to be in class only two evenings a week, allowing for online classroom activities and assignments to be completed at the student's discretion. This schedule allows many ECE B.A.S. students to work during the day and complete their bachelor's degree at night. General education courses, where applicable, may be completed at the student’s convenience.
Building on Established Pathways
The ECE B.A.S. degree is built on the Statewide Stackable certificates and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science Transfer (A.A.S.-T) degrees.
An applied four-year degree in Early Childhood Education that builds on practical early care and learning skills is in rapidly increasing demand by preschool providers throughout greater Seattle and the state of Washington. Local government and accreditation policy is being designed to increase the positive impacts of ECE teachers on the progress of early learners.
Although not a requirement, ECE teachers who are fluent in more than one language have an extra skill that employers need—particularly if that second language is paired with knowledge of good early care and learning and cultural competency.
North also has an ECE I-BEST pathway which can help adult basic education and English as second language students to begin working toward enrollment in the ECE B.A.S. degree program.
Please email Annie Garrett for more information or leave a message at (206) 934-4587.
North Seattle College Partners with Look, Listen, & Learn
Early Childhood Education Faculty Member Ninder Gill recently sat down with the good people behind the Look, Listen and Learn television program to talk about screen time for early learners, a topic that is ever-relevant during the pandemic. Ninder Gill teaches the courses "Children and Media" and "Anti-Bias Education", among many others, in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Associate of Applied Science programs at NSC.
Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) "produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning and enhance caregiver relationships". We are proud to partner with an organization that shares our commitment to anti-bias education at the local level. Check out Val and Possum in action here in this lovely 30 second clip.
Outreach & Admissions Specialist
NSC Workforce Instruction Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
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