Teacher Preparation Fees/Costs

For current tuition information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page.

BAST (Teacher Education) External Program Fees

 Requirement Website When Required Cost
BAST Application BAST applications will be emailed to students who have expressed interest in the program. (this application is not available on the GHC website)   $25 (one-time cost)
Washington Access to Criminal History Make payment to cashier's office and bring receipt to BASTE office for WATCH background application.   $12 (one-time cost)
Liability Insurance (submit insurance verification to program director) https://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/secure-aae-membership-application By Sept. 1 of 1st Year $25 per year

WEST-B Tests
(test codes 095, 096, 097) or satisfactory SAT scores 
within past 3 year.
Must take after program acceptance and before starting in the fall

https://www.west.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/WA095_TestPage.html By Sept. 1 of 1st Year $32 for 1 test
$96 for all 3 tests

Fingerprinting: Must be done at ESD 113 in Olympia

https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/fingerprints-background-checks By Sept 1 of 1st Year $84
OSPI Pre-Residency Clearance https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teacher-certificate/state-program-completer-applicants/pre-residency-clearance-state-applicant By Sept 1 of 2nd Year $68

NES Test Elementary Education
Subtest I and II (test codes 102 and 103)
Must attempt before beginning 2nd year of the program and pass with a score of 220 or higher before

http://www.west.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/NT102_TestPage.html By Sept 1 of 2nd Year $50 per test or $95 for both
OSPI Teacher Certification Application (through your E-Certification portal) https://www.k12.wa.us/certification/e-certification-washington-state-educators End of 2nd Year $93 Residency
$81 Substitute
$63 Conditional
WEST-E Test (test code 051) English Language Learners
Must pass with a score of 240 or better to obtain ELL endorsement
http://www.west.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/WA051_TestPage.html By Graduation $96

All of the fees show are valid as of 2/14/2022 and are subject to change.