Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Secondary Education

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MTH 141 5
PSY 140 4
Humanities elective 3
15
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
PSY 245 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Science Lab elective 3
Course for teachable minor 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Course for teachable minor 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Course for teachable minor 3
Course for teachable major 3
15
Second Semester
Course for teachable minor 3
Science elective 4
Course for teachable major 3
Course for teachable major 3
Course for teachable major 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Teachable majors: Visual Arts for K-12, English, English/Language Arts, French,German, Spanish, Music for K-12, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science for K-12, Geology/Earth Science, Mathematics, Physical Education for K-12, Physics, History, Social Studies.
  • Teachable minors: English, French, German, Music, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology/Earth Science, Health Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
  • 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.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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