Associate in Applied Science-Transfer

Early Childhood Education AAS-T (91+ Credits)

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Establish, implement, evaluate and analyze an early care and education setting (Program Planning and Development)
  • PO4 Explain how children develop physically, cognitively, and socially with particular attention to language acquisition, equity of care and trauma prevention
  • PO5 Analyze how trauma informed methods, equitable relationships with children along with positive and equitable learning environments ensure the health, growth and safety of children in the following domains: physical, cognitive, and social-emotional.


Eastern Washington University P-3 Articulation Agreement

Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University developed an articulation agreement to transfer the Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree from BBCC into the Education program to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Preschool-Grade 3 teaching certification at EWU If you are interested in this degree option, you will need to work closely with your BBCC Advisor and Eastern

Washington University. For more information, call (509) 359-4817 or visit EWU online at:  In addition to completing the AAS-T degree, students must also complete the West B Exam prior to acceptance into the ECE program at EWU.

Students must pass both a Washington State Patrol and Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families background check prior to program entrance. Students are also required to provide results of a Tuberculin skin test, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption (if applicable) and obtain Washington Education Association liability insurance, prior to enrolling in ECED& 120-Practicum.

See a program advisor for a list of classes for the Pre - EWU P-3 AAS-T degree ( 91+ Credits)

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