Exciting news for Tri-Cities future educators: Columbia Basin College will now offer a Bachelor degree program in Applied Science in Teacher Education with an endorsement for teaching pre-school through third grade!

CBC has been working to get this program for 4 years for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BASTE): Residency Teacher Preparation Program with Early Childhood Education (ECE) Endorsement.

According to Tri-Cities school officials there is a shortage of qualified teachers and the shortage is getting worse. This program will clear a path and make getting those specific credentials a lot easier for Tri-Citians.