Rainesha Williams-Fox

Rainesha Williams-Fox

"A lot of our professors have worked in the field that they teach. They know people and are willing to be a reference and refer you to people that will help you succeed." - Rainesha Williams-Fox, criminal justice major Read More

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Special Education

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
PSY 150 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
MATH 140 4
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 142 3
PHY 180 3
PSY 260 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
HRY 100 or 101 3
PSY 190 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 4


  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.  Science elective must be a non-PHY course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year.
  • World Perspectives electives:  FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PSI 202, SOC 201


  • 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 endorsements.
  • 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 • admissions@gvsu.edu