Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC)
The GTC program is designed as an intensive, one year, full time teacher training program for adults who have already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and who have or are willing to acquire a "teachable" major (and possibly a teachable minor) prior to joining the program, and who also meet additional entrance requirements.
If you would like more information about requirements for and admissions to the GTC program, click here and plan on attending a GTC information session offered by the College of Education.
If you have not completed the coursework required for your chosen teachable major and/or minor, please do the following in the order listed:
1. Attend a GTC information session
2. Choose a teachable major and minor
3. Apply for admission to Grand Valley as a degree-seeking undergraduate
Once you have completed all three steps, if you have chosen a major or minor offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), please contact the CLAS Academic Advising Center, C-1-140 MAK, 616 331-8585 for assistance in developing a planned program of study. To help determine your remaining course requirements, and to compare available majors/minors, please refer to your GVSU degree evaluation available in Banner once you have been accepted at GVSU and the relevant plan(s) listed below.
Program Plans for Teachable Majors and Minors in the GTC Program
Elementary Level Teachable Majors
Elementary Level Minor
The elementary minor is included in the elementary teaching coursework
Secondary Level Teachable Majors
Visual Arts (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Secondary Level Teachable Minors
Computer Science *
* 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.