Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

There are two options for completing the Advanced Content Specialization in Science. (Please note that each option has unique admission procedures.)

(1) Teachers Seeking an M.Ed.: M.Ed. with Advanced Content Specialization - Science
(2) Teachers with an advanced degree seeking additional science graduate courses: Certificate Program

Requirements for M.Ed. with Advanced Content Specialization-Science

The following are the admission requirements for the M.Ed. program with an Advanced Content Specialization-Science Requirements

To apply to the M.Ed. program, prospective students must complete a graduate school application and send the following to Graduate Admissions:

  1. three letters of recommendation
  2. transcripts of all previous coursework (must be sent from institutions directly to GVSU)
  3. copies of teaching certificates

Prospective students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA on the last 60 credits of undergraduate work taken from a regionally accredited college or university.

Advising Process

Once you are admitted for graduate study, contact Doug Busman in the College of Education to schedule an advising appointment.

Location: 101 Eberhard Center Phone: 616-331-6831 Department: Education, Student Information & Service Center Dept. Phone: 616-331-6650

After meeting with Doug Busman, you will be referred to Dr. Deborah Herrington in the Chemistry Department to schedule an interview.

If you are accepted to Target Inquiry, you will be notified by email and then will be instructed to meet with Doug Busman for College of Education course advising and the development of your planned program.

Click here for more information about College of Education Graduate Admissions

Certificate Requirements (Science)

Target Inquiry, independent of the M.Ed. program, is referred to as a certificate program. The certificate program is ideal for teachers who already have an M.Ed. or M.S. and are seeking professional development in science tailored to the needs of middle and high school teachers. Note that the application and admission processes for the certificate program differ from those for the M.Ed.

Admission to the science certificate program requires:

Applicants must be admitted to GVSU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. You can apply online or download the Non-Degree Application Graduate as a pdf. You must also submit the following application materials directly to the TI program:

  1. three letters of recommendation
  2. transcripts of all previous coursework
  3. copies of teaching certificates

Please send application materials to:

Target Inquiry Admissions
Chemistry Department 312 Padnos Hall Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI 49401-9403

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