Comprehensive Science & Arts for Teaching

CSAT Resources

Resources for CSAT/SPED Majors:

•CSAT Major Coordinator: Dr. Regina Smith, Modern Languages and Literatures, smithre@gvsu.edu,

D2132 Mackinac Hall, Phone: 616 3312961. Dept. Phone: 6163313203

•What majors should I declare in myBanner for the Special Education Program?

Students seeking Special Education teacher certification at Grand Valley have two majors:

1. Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT) for which you can choose either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree

2. Special Education (second major only)

Note that no minor is required.

•Blackboard: https://mybb.gvsu.edu/

View announcements and events for Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT/SPED) majors on Blackboard: Just choose “Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching Majors” from your Organizations list.

•College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center: www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising

C-1-140 Mackinac Hall, Phone: 616 3318585

Special Education Information: Provides academic advisors who are knowledgeable about the CSAT/SPED majors and admissions requirements for the College of Education. Call or drop in to make an appointment. The website has worksheets covering the majors, sample five year curriculum plans, information about the prerequisite sequences for requirements to help you stay on track, and a wealth of other information about all programs/majors offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

•College of Education Student Information and Services Center:

101 Eberhard Center, Phone: 6163316650 or coeserve@gvsu.edu

Schedule an appointment with a COE Faculty Advisor, or request information about applying to the COE.

Special Education Information:


•Michigan Test for Teacher Certification: www.mttc.nesinc.com

Provides information about the Basic Skills Test and registration. Study guides are also available to order on-line.

NOTE: Free access to study guides and practice materials is available in the CLAS Academic Advising Center Resource Room, C1140 MAK Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 6pm and Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

Page last modified January 20, 2012