Adding an Endorsement to a Current Teaching Certificate
Grand Valley offers "undergraduate" endorsements and "graduate" level endorsements for those who already hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate.
The undergraduate endorsements include the same teachable majors and minors offered to undergraduate students completing their initial certification.
Elementary: Elementary Certificate holders may add a teachable major endorsement in "Integrated Science", "Language Arts", or "Social Studies". Elementary Teachers can also add a mathematics minor or Spanish minor endorsement at Grand Valley.
Secondary: Secondary Certificate holders can add any of the undergraduate secondary teachable majors and minors. See below for a available subject areas.
Specific course work requirements can be accessed through the link above, or from the web page for the specific academic department offering the major/minor, such as the English department for "Language Arts".
Grand Valley also has many "graduate level" endorsements for elementary and secondary certificate holders. The graduate level endorsements are offered through the Graduate College of Education and are normally completed within a Masters of Education program. However, one can normally complete the endorsement before completing the entire MED program.
Program Plans for Teachable Majors and Minors Endorsements
Secondary Level Teachable Majors
Physical Education (K-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
Secondary Level Teachable Minors
Computer Science *
* Computer Science is not a minor within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and therefore this web site does not provide a planned program for this minor. Information about the Computer Science minor for secondary education is available from the School of Computing and Information Systems.