For Future Educators
Green River is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative community college programs for future educators, particularly for Project TEACH, which has provided outstanding advice, activities and curriculum for future teachers since 1998.
Green River students have access to specialized advising to assist with planning careers in education ranging from child care to secondary teaching. Activities for students include integrated ESL and career and technical education courses, an active Future Teacher's Club, annual Diversity and Future Teachers Conferences, 6 transfer degrees for future high school math and science teachers, a specialized transfer degree for future elementary teachers, year-long inquiry-based math and science curriculum, and career and technical education degrees in early childhood education and para-education.
Center of Excellence
The Washington State Center of Excellence for Careers in Education, housed at Green River Community College, provides support, mentoring, and advising to community colleges and their K-20 partners for the creation and expansion of career-ladder programs in education.
The Center provides a yearly best practices conference, a comprehensive Web site, curriculum development and dissemination, and training for K-20 instructors and paraprofessionals.
For more information, visit www.careersined.org
CWU @ Green River
Residents of South King County, who are interested in becoming elementary or middle school teachers, have a unique opportunity to earn a Bachelor Degree and Teaching Certificate from Central Washington University on Green River Community College's Kent campus. The class of 2009 will earn a BAEd in Elementary Education with a Minor in Science Education and a Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8).
The class of 2010 will earn a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Middle-level Science, and a teaching certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education (K-8) and Middle-level Science (4-9). .
For more information, visit The Project TEACH website.
Project TEACH is a pre-service teacher preparation program designed to provide future educators with seamless pathways to teaching careers. Programs include certificates and degrees for those interested in early childhood education, para-education positions, and transfer to complete full teacher certification.
Future elementary teachers can complete an Associate Pre-Professional degree in Elementary Education. Future secondary teachers of math and science can also complete specialized AA or AS-T degrees.
For more information visit www.projectteach.org