BCPS Educator Initiatives

Helping Teachers Help Our Kids

GVSU's College of Education and Community Innovation will offer targeted professional development opportunities to BCPS teachers through new teacher mentoring and various programs to support curriculum development and instructional practices.  Additionally, classroom assistants will receive support to become certified public school teachers and pipeline programs will be established to bring more educators to Battle Creek.  


Professional Development

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Faculty in the GVSU College of Education and Community Innovation provides professional development to teachers in Battle Creek Public Schools.

Student Teacher Pipeline Program

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An opportunity for GVSU teacher candidates to complete their student teaching semester in Battle Creek Public Schools.

New Teacher Mentoring Program

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Faculty GVSU College of Education and Community Innovation provides an internship experience for first-year certified teachers, at all grade levels, in Battle Creek Public Schools.

Paraprofessional Pathway Program

Paraprofessional Supports

Supporting individuals working in Battle Creek Public Schools as paraprofessionals who are interested in pursuing a teaching certification to become a future teacher.