Alana  Holland

Alana Holland

"I started filming and editing and doing reporting packages and internships in my first year...At the same time it was still a fun college experience. It was the best of both worlds." - Alana Holland '13, Reporter and Multimedia Journalist, WNEM - TV 5 Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Special Education

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
PSY 140 4
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
PSY 245 3
MAT 210 4
Humanities elective 3
HIS 132 3

Second Year

First Semester
PSY 256 3
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
MAT 211 4
Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3


  • Students completing the B.S. degree should take MAT 133. Students completing the B.A. degree should take three semesters of a single foreign language.
  • 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.
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year at JCC.


  • 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.
  • 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 •