Education Pathways at Green River

Green River 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*

Certificate of Proficiency Options*

*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 Green River students who are pursuing an associates in elementary education at Green River
  • Access to Green River 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

Tips for Transfer Students

  1. Start researching universities approximately a year before graduating from community college
  2. Know the difference between priority and final deadlines.
  3. Begin applying two months before the deadline to allow yourself time to complete the full application packet.
  4. Send all required materials with your application, and include additional information only if you feel confident it will support your case for admission.
  5. 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.
  6. Try to visit the college or university to get a feel for the environment, culture and size of the campus.