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 English as a Second Language and career and technical education courses, an active Future Teacher's Club, annual Diversity and Future Teachers Conferences, six 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.


The Washington State Center of Excellence for Careers in Education, housed at Green River 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.

Visit Careers in Education directly for more information. 


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.

Teachers have class!

Divers class of young children surrounding teacher