Academic Options

Whether looking to become more competitive through obtaining an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or contributing to society as a well-trained educationalist for young children, Bellevue College is the right choice for you. The Early Learning Teacher Education certificate program provides the knowledge, skills and training required for educators in the field of early childhood education.


Step Two:  Apply to BC


Step Three:  Certificate / Degree Completion

There are two degree options offered for the early learning teacher education program:

  1. Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Science-T Degree
  2. Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Our certificate programs can be completed in a year or less.  Either program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.


To obtain your certificate or degree you will need to apply for graduation approximately three months before you will complete your coursework.

More information can be found at the Graduation Application website

Last Updated December 5, 2022