The Transformational Link

The Transformational Link

The Transformational Link on the Allendale Campus was completed by Detroit artist Gary Kulak and represents a student's educational journey at GVSU.

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St. Clair County Community College

Program Guide: Secondary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 113 5
Science Lab elective 4
HIS 101 4
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
GEO 233 3
PSY 180 4
PS 230 3
HIS 102 4

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
PSY 210 3
BUS 221 3
HIS 149 4
MTH 120 4
Second Semester
BUS 222 3
HIS 150 4
Humanities elective 3
Science elective 4
Course for teachable minor 3


  • Programs are approved by the Michigan Department on 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 guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.


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 College of Education.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
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