Terrell Couch

Terrell Couch

"The faculty at Grand Valley is second to none. All of my professors are super friendly. I feel comfortable just walking up to them and talking to them after class." - Terrell Couch, philosophy and political science double major Read More

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Kirtland Community College

Program Guide: Elementary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 10303 3
MTH 13000 4
Humanities elective 3
HIS 10500 3
POL 20000 3
Second Semester
ENG 10403 3
HIS 10600 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
HIS 20100 3

Second Year

First Semester
ECO 20100 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 3
PSY 10100 3
MTH 11700 3
Second Semester
ECO 20200 3
Science elective 4
HIS 20200 3
Elective 3
MTH 21700 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.
  • 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).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selecred from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.



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 • admissions@gvsu.edu