CLAS Academic Advising Center

Adding an Endorsement to a Current Teaching Certificate

Grand Valley offers “undergraduate” endorsements and “graduate” level endorsements for those who already hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate.

Undergraduate endorsements:

The undergraduate endorsements include the same teachable majors and minors offered to undergraduate students completing their initial certification.

Elementary: Elementary Certificate holders may add a teachable major endorsement in “Integrated Science”, “Language Arts”, “Mathematics” or “Social Studies”. Elementary Teachers can also add a mathematics minor endorsement at Grand Valley.
Secondary: Secondary Certificate holders can add any of the undergraduate secondary teachable majors and minors. View the teachable majors and minors that are available.
  Specific course work requirements can be accessed through the link above, or from the web page for the specific academic department offering the major/minor, such as the English department for “Language Arts”.

Graduate Endorsements:

Grand Valley also has many “graduate level” endorsements for elementary and secondary certificate holders. The graduate level endorsements are offered through the Graduate College of Education and are normally completed within a Masters of Education program. However, one can normally complete the endorsement before completing the entire MED program.

View the graduate level endorsements that are available.

Program Plans for Teachable Majors and Minors Endorsements

Elementary Level Teachable Majors Secondary Level Teachable Majors Secondary Level Teachable Minors
Integrated Science
Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Studies

Elementary Level Minor
The elementary minor is included in the elementary teaching coursework.
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
English
French
German
History
Latin
Mathematics
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Physics
Social Studies
Spanish
Visual Arts (K-12)
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science*
Earth/Space Science
Economics
English
French
Geography
German
Health Education
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish

 

* Computer Science is not a minor within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and therefore this web site does not provide a planned program for this minor. Information about the Computer Science minor for secondary education is available from the School of Computing and Information Systems.

Page last modified March 4, 2014