Elementary Education

Elementary Education, prepares students to become certified elementary school teachers. Completion of an approved elementary education program is necessary before receiving a temporary teaching certificate in elementary education, valid for three years. To teach longer than three years, one must get a standard teaching certificate, which requires completion of a fifth year of college and at least two years of teaching experience.

At Green River College you may begin your studies by taking courses that prepare you to be "major ready" and transfer to a university. While you are taking your major prerequisites within your transfer degree, you can focus your distribution choices and elective credits toward meeting your educational goals and area of interest.

All transferability of classes to four-year institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students should contact an advisor at the college to which they intend to transfer. Please visit the College Transfer Center for more information..