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Candidates for undergraduate teacher certification earn a degree in an approved major program.

Teacher Preparation

The College of Education, in conjunction with other departments at Grand Valley, prepares students for certification in elementary and secondary education, and endorsements in special education.

Program Overview

Teacher preparation at Grand Valley State University includes:

Teachers must have strong spoken and written communication, leadership, and human relationship skills. These attributes may open doors to other fields related to classroom teaching. Teachers who have had some teaching experience and additional coursework may also be eligible for positions in the fields of administration, counseling, and social work.

Why Study Education at Grand Valley?