Susan  Edwards, Ph.D.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

"I emphasize the real world. I worked for a division of General Motors for 15 years, so integrated into my teaching is real-world application of the concepts that we're learning in class." - Sue Edwards, Finance Department Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Special Education

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
MA 110 4
HS 120 or 121 4
PY 201 3
Elective 3
17
Second Semester
EN 102 3
Elective 3
PY 233 or CD 118 3-4
Humanities elective 3
BI 101E (1) 4
16-17
 

Second Year

First Semester
PC 101 (1) 4
ED 220 3
MA 210 4
Humanities elective 3
14
Second Semester
GL 111 (1) 3
Elective 3
PY 251 3
MA 211 4
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Programs are approved by the Michigan Department on Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • Degree offered:  B.A., B.S.  The B.S. degree requires MA 215 or PY 281.  The B.A. degree requires a third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Recommended humanities electives:  AT 105, AT 106,  MUS 110, TH 248
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year of coursework.  For additional transfer information for special education, see:  www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising/special-education-129.htm
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). 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.
  • 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.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.

(1) All three of these courses must be completed to get credit for specific needed courses at Grand Valley.  Only sections labeled "E" (education) can be counted toward this requirement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Deadlines for application to Teacher Education are: 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