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The PTEID program is a unique bachelor degree designed to meet the needs of postsecondary, industry specific, education. To date, no other bachelor level program exists in the State of Washington that targets professional technical instructors in industries such as: Diesel Technology, Aviation Maintenance, Welding Fabrication, Automotive Maintenance, Auto Body Repair, Computer Technology, Wine Technology, Culinary and Pastry Arts, and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions about the BAS Program

South Seattle College is accredited to offer associate and bachelor degrees by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

The Teach Tech BAS program is cohort-oriented and begins each fall quarter (exceptions to fall quarter start date are made on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the BAS Committee). All students will be able to finish the program within 6 quarters.

Classes are scheduled in a hybrid model to minimize interference with work schedules. This means that all BAS students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. All program specific PTEID Teach Tech classes will be delivered in a hybrid, online and face-to-face format. Students must be able to meet the BAS course delivery schedule in order to participate.

Since courses are not offered every quarter it is imperative that each student works with SSC staff to ensure you develop a plan for finishing the program. Students admitted to the BAS program are expected to take at least 10 credits of upper-division PTEID classes each quarter.

If you have an associate's degree or another post-secondary degree and a minimum of 2-years professional work experience, this program is for you. Current workers in the industry with some college should also contact the college to find out how they could become eligible to apply.

Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 PTEID credits with faculty permission. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.

Students completing the Professional Technical Teacher Education BAS degree will be able to:

  1. Manage learning environments
  2. Develop outcomes, assessments and curricula
  3. Develop and review programs
  4. Provide student instruction
  5. Provide support and guidance to students
  6. Perform administrative functions
  7. Create and maintain a professional environment
  8. Promote the program and recruit students
  9. Learn and adapt new technologies
  10. Perform program management functions

Yes. For the sequence of courses for this program, please visit this page.

Please contact the BAS Program Manager or refer to the program requirements sheet available on South's web site. You should discuss your specific career and advising plans with a faculty advisor.

SSC knows that its students are busy and often need to work while attending school. The SBST BAS class schedule is conducive to the working student's lifestyle as classes are primarily offered online with some required face-to-face weekend sessions. Specific class times and dates are provided quarterly. Please check with the BAS Programs Office Manager for the latest information.

Admission to the PTEID degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to earlier applications. Please use the application form and follow the directions enclosed in the Application Packet. Please note, the admissions process is different for international students, so contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360 before applying to the BAS program.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 to apply to the program. See the Applied Baccalaureate Tuition page for current rates.

Yes! Students pursuing the PTEID program will be eligible for Federal, State and institutional grant funds, such as the Pell Grant, WA State Need Grant, South Seattle College Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, WA State Employee Tuition Waiver, and work study. To determine whether you are eligible for financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Find out more information about financial aid by visiting the financial aid web page or calling (206) 934-5317.

Yes! Please see the Foundation Office web page or call (206) 934-5809 for details.

Yes! Interested international students should contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360 or visit the CIE web page.

The internship requires 500 hours of teaching experience prior to graduation. Students will be required to work with their faculty advisor to secure an internship site and complete the required paperwork.

You may be able to earn credit for prior learning and/or work experience for some courses. Students have a number of different options to do this such as challenging a course by successful completion of a challenge exam or demonstration of certification in a relevant area. When you are admitted to the program, your program advisor will review your transcripts, discuss your work experiences with you, and explain the options available.

All students must earn a minimum of an associate's degree before they can graduate from the BAS program. If you are within 25 credits of finishing an associate's degree or another post-secondary degree you may be eligible for provisional admission. Additionally, you may need to make up some lower-divisiongeneral education credits; however, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within 6 quarters. Contact the BAS Programs Office for more information.

You are still eligible to apply if you plan to complete your associate degree by the time classes begin at the start of each Fall quarter. Contact the BAS Programs office for more information.

Please contact the BAS Programs Manager:
Phone: (206) 934-6783


Colin Education Hall, C222


For general program inquiries including advising appointments and application packets email
Lorena Hernandez


(206) 934-5890


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