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
Washington Access to Criminal History

Make payment to cashier's office and submit receipt with BAST Application

One-Time cost with program application $12
Liability Insurance (submit insurance verification to program director) https://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/secure-aae-membership-application Prior to the start of the Fall Quarter each year in the program $25 per year

WEST-B Tests (test codes 095, 096, 097).
Must attempt all three sections prior to starting the BAST program.

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 Prior to the start of the Fall Quarter in the first year of the program $84

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 Prior to the start of the Fall Quarter in the second year of the program $85 per test or $165 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