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Art Education, B.A., B.S.

Art education integrates the practices of art making, art criticism, historical analysis, and an understanding of visual culture as foundations for teaching art in schools and the community.

Face To Face 157 Allendale
Education for Younger Children, Birth to Kindergarten, General and Special Education, B.A., B.S.

This program prepares professionals to teach and direct programs for developing children birth through kindergarten in general and special education settings.

Face To Face 136 Allendale
Education, Educational Leadership M.Ed. - Special Education Administration emphasis

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership - Emphasis Special Education Administration program prepares graduates to work in K-12 settings as building level administrators and as district level administrators on behalf of students with disabilities, birth to 26 years of age.

Hybrid 36-45
  • Grand Rapids
  • Detroit
Education, Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

The master's degree in educational leadership program provides aspiring educational leaders with clinical experiences, case methods of teaching, and pragmatic curriculum geared to the specific knowledge required for success in school-level leadership for pre-K through grade 12. This program is designed to prepare aspiring leaders with specific knowledge required for school level leadership success and impact.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
33
  • Grand Rapids
  • Traverse City
  • Detroit
Education, Educational Technology, M.Ed.

The Master of Education degree in educational technology prepares educators at all levels to integrate technology into instructional settings. The program prepares educators, trainers, faculty, and leaders to enhance the potential of their students and evaluate the social, legal, and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

Online 33
Education, Graduate Teacher Certification - Elementary

The graduate teacher certification program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing initial teacher certification.

Face To Face 36 Grand Rapids
Education, Graduate Teacher Certification - Secondary

The graduate teacher certification program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing initial teacher certification.

Online 27 Grand Rapids
Education, Higher Education, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in higher education prepares educators to become effective practitioners in multiple administrative roles in higher education contexts, facilitate student learning and promote student success, and shape inclusive communities in higher education.

Hybrid 36 for Adult/Higher Ed; 42 for CSAL Grand Rapids
Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education emphasis

The Master of Education program in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in early childhood education allows educators to gain master's-level understanding and content specialization in early childhood education. This prepares educators to be leaders in early childhood pre-K settings, from birth through age eight (3rd grade).

Online 33
Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Educational Differentiation emphasis

The Master of Education program in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in educational differentiation allows educators to gain graduate-level understanding and content specialization. This prepares educators to understand and adapt lessons to the needs of students with exceptional abilities in a mixed-ability classroom.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
33 Grand Rapids
Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Elementary Education emphasis

The Master of Education program in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in elementary education allows educators to gain graduate-level understanding and content specialization in elementary education. This prepares educators to be leaders in elementary schools in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Hybrid 33 Grand Rapids
Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Secondary Education emphasis

The Master of Education program in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in secondary education allows educators to gain graduate-level understanding and content specialization in secondary education. This prepares educators to be leaders in middle and high schools in 6th grade through 12th grade.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
33 Grand Rapids
Education, Literacy Studies, M.Ed.

Students completing the Master of Education in Literacy Studies with a Reading/Language Arts emphasis become literacy leaders in one of three areas: Elementary Reading, Secondary Reading, or K-12 Reading Specialist.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
33-36 Grand Rapids
Education, Online/Blended Instruction Graduate Certificate

The online/blended instruction certificate is for teachers, faculty members, and other corporate training professionals looking for the skills and knowledge to successfully design, develop, teach, and assess online or hybrid/blended learning environments.

Online 12 Grand Rapids
Education, School Counseling, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in school counseling prepares educators for careers as school counselors in PK-12 public, private, and charter schools. The program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education and guided by the American School Counselor Association National Model.

  • Face To Face
  • Online
36
Education, Special Education, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in special education program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education to prepare teachers to work effectively with students who receive special education services.

Hybrid 33 Grand Rapids
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Graduate Certificate

The United States is growing more diverse, as is the international global marketplace. A graduate certificate in English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) benefits those interested in teaching English language and content to non-native speakers of English.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
24 Grand Rapids
French, B.A.

The study of French is not only about language, it's also an exploration of the cultures and literatures of French-speaking peoples worldwide, and becoming a global citizen.

Face To Face 129 Allendale
Geography, B.A., B.S.

Geographers are leaders in exciting new research on all types of land use and the environment, including climate change, urban planning, and local and global environmental changes. The program offers students 21st century skillsets for helping to solve complex environmental, economic, and social problems such as food and water security, sustainable economic growth and transportation, environmental justice, and climate change adaptations.

Face To Face 120 Allendale
German, B.A.

The study of German encompasses both a study of the language and the investigation of the cultures/literatures wherever German is spoken.

Face To Face 129 Allendale