Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Secondary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
MTA approved MA course 4
HS 120 4
PY 201 3
PS 110 3
Second Semester
EN 102 3
HS 121 4
Science Lab elective 4
PY 233 or CD 118 3/4

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
HS 249 3
EC 251 3
PS 250 3
GE 135 3
Second Semester
PS 202 3
HS 250 3
EC 252 3
Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree should take PY 281 or MA 215.
  • Students pursuing secondary teacher certification must also have a teachable minor.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities 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.
  • If time permits, students may take GE 132.  However, at least 58 credits must be taken at a four year college.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.
Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •