Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Special Education

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
Elective 3
Elective 3
PSY 131 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
MATH 121 3
Humanities elective 3
HIST 113 3
PSY 152 3

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 221 3
ENG 121 3
SCI 210 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
SCI 213 4
MATH 225 3
Elective 3
PSY 256 3
Science elective 3


  • Students completing the B.A. degree may take three semsters of a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree can take MATH 141.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science elective must be a non-SCI course.    Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.



  • Programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • The College of Education offers programs leading to the bachelor's degree and Michigan Provisional Certification. Certification is available in elementary general education, secondary general education, or elementary education with special education endorsement.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education Advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.


The application deadline for the College of Education is February 1 for fall admission and field placement. Application packets are available in the College of Education.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •