Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

"I'm strong on encouraging students to explore the world and helping them unlock this great potential that they may not have known was there. It's a profoundly satisfying job." - Craig Benjamin, History Department Read More

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Montcalm Community College

Program Guide: Elementary Education

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 100 3
MATH 159 or 102 or 190 3-4
World Perspectives elective 3
ENGL 235 3
PSYC 120 3
Second Semester
ENGL 101 3
Social Science elective 3
PSYC 221 3
MATH 151 4
Elective for teachable major 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
MATH 152 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Second Semester
Elective for teachable major 3
Science elective 4
Elective for teachable major 3
Elective for teachable major 3


  • 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.
  • This is a suggested course sequence developed by GVSU. Students seeking options or additional information regarding electives or MCC degrees should contact a MCC counselor.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSYC course.  Humanities elective must be a non-ENGL course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 260, BUSN 260, HIST 257, HUMN 110, PHIL 221


Deadlines for application to Teacher Education are: September 15 for winter admission and field placement; 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 •