Apply Now for Admission
Our priority application deadline for our Fall 2018 Bachelor’s Cohort is 3/31/18. If you would like to begin working ahead on credits toward our program sooner, apply now to start coursework in Spring or Summer 2018.
Please contact ECEinfo@seattlecolleges.edu to set up an appointment to discuss your candidacy prior to applying for the program.
The program hopes to accept international students in future cohorts. Please contact us to inquire further.
ECE in the news!
NSC faculty member Samantha Dolan, and soon-to-be graduate, John Cooley, talk about the Early Childhood Education B.A.S. program on King 5's Morning Show!
Information Sessions/Admissions Workshops
Interested in pursuing a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education? Join us for an ECE Degree Pathways Information Session! Learn about learning objectives, career development, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.
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.
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) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Required ECE B.A.S. courses are offered in the evenings and require students to be in class only two evenings a week. This schedule allows many ECE B.A.S. students to work during the day and complete their bachelor's degree at night. ECE courses are hybrid, blending two-night-per-week evening meetings with online classroom activities and assignments that can be completed at home or elsewhere. General education courses, where applicable, may be completed at the student’s convenience.
ECE B.A.S. courses follow a specific sequence. For the fall 2016-17 cohort, classes will be held at Seattle Central College on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m for the duration of two academic years. No summer classes are required. Students can complete the degree in as little as six quarters, although most students will require more time.
Please contact the program manager Anne Garrett if you are interested in this program.
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 Anne Garrett for more information or leave a message at (206) 934-4587.