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Associate in Math Education, AM-DTA/MRP


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Minimum of 90-91 credits

The Associate in Math Education degree was created to aid students interested in careers as secondary math teachers. Future secondary teachers must pursue a major in their field, as well as entrance into a school of education. As a result, there is little room for electives.

This degree is intended to ensure that graduates of Green River are as well prepared as their counterparts at four-year colleges. The transferability of these degrees is backed by a statewide articulation agreement with teacher-training universities. In addition, this degree is accepted by baccalaureate institutions in the state of Washington under the Direct Transfer Agreement. It will fulfill the general education requirements at Washington state transfer institutions.

See Articulation Agreements for more details  about the colleges who accept this degree.

Apart from the requirements embedded within the degree, students should check specific requirements of their intended transfer schools. This is especially true in the area of field experience, since teacher certification institutions vary in terms of the quality and quantity of experience required.

To earn this degree, students must complete a minimum of 90-quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or higher (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no-credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River College.

Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, and are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.

1. Basic Skills (15 credits)


Any course used to satisfy Basic Skills distribution may not be used to satisfy any other portion of the Associate in Math Education degree requirements.

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)


Courses in this area support the written communication learning outcome.

B. Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)


Courses in this area support the quantitative and symbolic reasoning learning outcome.

2. Humanities/Fine Arts/English (15 Credits)


No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline.

A. Communication Studies


B. 10 credits from the Humanities/Fine Arts/English distribution


No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level. No more than 5 credits in performance/skills courses (see performance/skills sections) can be applied towards Humanities/Fine Arts/English Distribution .

3. Social Science (15 credits)


No more than 10 credits from any one discipline.

A. Psychology (5 credits)


B. American Minority and Ethnic Studies or Anthropology (5 credits)


C. A minimum of 5 credits from the Social Science distribution:


Social Science Distribution  course list.

4. Natural Sciences (15 credits)


No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline.

A. Mathematics


B. A minimum of 10 credits from Natural Science distribution


A minimum of 10 credits from the Natural Science Distribution  list with 5 credits from the lab sciences courses designated with  must be included.

6. Electives (10 credits)


All courses numbered 100 or higher, with the exception of Basic Skills and no more than 3 credits Physical Education may be taken as electives. Courses should include preparation for a major and/or general interest/leisure-time activity. Students should consult their transfer institution.

Transferability of Credits


Green River College is fully accredited. Academic courses will usually be accepted by other institutions offering the same (or similar) courses. However, each institution has its own transfer policies and each student is responsible for knowing the transfer and admission requirements of the receiving institution. Students are urged to consult with their advisor and a representative from the college they plan to attend after Green River.

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