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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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Secondary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 111 4
HST 101 4
PSY 101 3
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
GEO 109 3
HST 102 4
GEO 105 + 105L 4

Second Year

First Semester
ECO 201 3
HST 111 4
PLS 211 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective for teachable minor 3
Second Semester
CD 202 5
ECO 202 3
HST 112 4
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 MTH 131.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education Advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.


The majors in social studies are designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary school social studies or elementary education. Each student will choose an area of concentration from among one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, or political science.

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