Amber  Hutson

Amber Hutson

"Becoming a part of the campus community was very important to me, and my tour guide told me about all of the different ways to get involved. I would definitely call Grand Valley home now." - Amber Hutson, advertising and public relations major Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Secondary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
PSY 140 4
HIS 131 4
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
Humanities elective 3
HIS 132 4
Course for teachable minor 3
Course for teachable minor 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
HIS 231 3
ECN 231 3
PLS 262 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
HIS 232 3
ECN 232 3
PSY 245 3
Course for teachable minor 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, and elementary education with special education endorsement.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Please contact an advisor early.  The College of Education advisors can be reached at 616-331-6550.
  • 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.


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 •