Dean's Office

Welcome ....

to the Grand Valley State University College of Education website. As you will learn by viewing the information included on this site, the College of Education is an ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate education. Our high quality programs, small class size and commitment to educational principles such as active learning, interaction of theory and practice, and learning relevancy offer students the kind of personalized attention they need to become leaders in their fields.

The College of Education believes in giving back to society. Our mission is to develop quality educators to teach, lead and serve in local and world communities. It underscores our commitment to educating students to be increasingly responsible citizens in their home neighborhoods and in the world.

We are pleased with your interest in Grand Valley State University and the programs in the College of Education. I invite you to learn more about what the College of Education has to offer by visiting us in person. You may also call our Student Information and Services at 616-331-6650 for additional information or to arrange an advising session or e-mail

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the many options available for your future career in education at Grand Valley State University.

Elaine C. Collins

Elaine Collins

Dr. Elaine Collins, Dean of the College of Education