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The Richard M. DeVos Center at Grand Valley State University, home of the College of Educaiton.

Education, Graduate Teacher Certification - Elementary and 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.

Program Overview

The program prepares individuals to be certified elementary or secondary educators. This full time program is offered online for those seeking secondary certification and in person for those seeking elementary certification.

The GTC program falls under the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Instruction and Curriculum in either Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Students completing the GTC program exit with a recommendation for initial teacher certification and will only have a few additional courses to take before completing a full Masters degree.

Why Study Education at Grand Valley?


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