Education Pathways at Green River
GRCC Degrees and Certificates
In addition to the Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA – DTA), Green River also offers the following transfer degrees specific to education:
Elementary Education Degrees
Secondary Education Degrees
Professional Technical Degrees*
- Early Childhood Education – AAA
- Early Childhood Education and Diversity Studies – AAS-T
- Paraeducator – AAS-T
Certificate of Proficiency Options*
- Early Childhood Education
- Child Development Associate Preparation
- Early Childhood Assistant
- Instructional Paraeducator
- Montessori Teaching
*limited transferability, consult advisor
CWU University Centers
(CWU Des Moines, CWU Everett, CWU Kent, CWU Lynnwood, CWU Moses Lake, CWU Pierce County, CWU Wenatchee, and CWU Yakima )
Elementary Education - Dual Admissions Program
Central Washington University has established a dual admissions program at the Kent Campus. In order to be eligible to participate, students must have earned less than 60 quarter (45 semester) college-level credits from all colleges and universities attended. Some benefits of the CWU at Kent program for participants include:
- Conditional admission to CWU for GRCC students who are pursuing an associates in elementary education at GRCC
- Access to GRCC and CWU resources
- Personalized advising from both Green River and CWU advisors;
- Guaranteed admission to any CWU university center upon successful completion of eligibility requirements and prerequisites
- CWU application fee waived
For more information on this program, please go to www.cwu.edu/centers/dualadmission.html
Tips for Transfer Students
- Start researching universities approximately a year before graduating from community college
- Know the difference between priority and final deadlines.
- Begin applying two months before the deadline to allow yourself time to complete the full application packet.
- Send all required materials with your application, and include additional information only if you feel confident it will support your case for admission.
- Describe any circumstances in your personal statement that might have adversely affected your transcripts, but don’t make excuses. Instead, explain what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown.
- Try to visit the college or university to get a feel for the environment, culture and size of the campus.