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College of Education graduate programs prepare students for a variety of personal and professional goals including the master's degree, provisional and professional certification and renewals, additional endorsements, state approvals, and professional development. The graduate program provides an opportunity for educators to expand their knowledge of the learning process and their repertoire of methods and skills.

Courses are offered primarily at the L.V. Eberhard Center and the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Times vary from day and nights to weekends and summers only. Many courses are also offered at GVSU sites throughout Michigan.

Programs

The College of Education offers graduate programs leading to:

  • Master of Education Degrees (M.Ed.)
  • Educational Specialist Degrees (Ed.S.)
  • Michigan Provisional Certifications
  • Michigan Professional Certifications
  • Michigan Administrator Certifications
  • Michigan School Counseling licenses and endorsements
  • Michigan certification renewals and approvals
  • Content area endorsements
  • Professional development

The graduate level initial certification program, Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC), is for candidates who already possess an approved baccalaureate degree.

The major function of the graduate program is to create opportunities for professional renewal and development. The graduate program attempts to increase knowledge and understanding of the learning process and the repertoire of teaching methods and skills. The graduate program offers the M.Ed. degree in seven major areas: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instruction and Curriculum, Educational Leadership, Literacy Studies, School Counseling, and Special Education.

Beyond the graduate program, the College of Education offers the Educational Specialist degree in Leadership (Ed.S.). This degree program builds on the master’s degree and develops leadership practitioners for school and/or central office administrative positions. The program provides district leaders with meaningful clinical experiences, case methods of teaching, and pragmatic curriculum geared to the specific knowledge and skills required by district leaders and superintendents at different career stages.

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Thesis Proposal - Abbey Ventrone

June 27, 2016 1:00 PM

Title: Using Figurative Language in American English: Challenges and Successes of Adult English Learners Committee Members: Dr. Nagnon Diarrassouba (Chair) Dr. Nancy Patterson Dr....

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Online M.Ed. Program recognized by BestColleges.com

Online M.Ed. Program recognized by BestColleges.com

April 15, 2016

The M.Ed. in Educational Technology online program was recognized as one of the Best Online Programs: Masters in Education by BestColleges.com.

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