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.