Jamon Alexander

Jamon Alexander

"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Annual Fund Director at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Read More

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Montcalm Community College

Program Guide: Elementary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 100 3
MATH 159 or 102 or 190 3-4
Elective 3
PSYC 120 3
HIST 250 3
Second Semester
ENGL 101 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 3
PSYC 221 3
HIST 251 3

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 151 4
ENGL 230 3
ECON 215 3
HUMN 110 3
POLI 246 3
Second Semester
MATH 152 3
ECON 216 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 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. 
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  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 all 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