Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC)

The GTC program is designed as an intensive, one year, full time teacher training program for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and who have or are willing to acquire a "teachable" major (and possibly a teachable minor) prior to joining the program, and who also meet additional entrance requirements.

Click here for more information about requirements for and admission to the GTC program. Please contact the College of Education at 616-331-6650 if you would like to speak with the coordinator of the GTC program.

After communicating with the College of Education and completing the necessary steps, students will contact the CLAS Academic Advising Center, C-1-140 MAK, 616 331-8585, for assistance in developing a planned program of study. The requirements for each teachable major and minor available through the GTC program are listed below.

Program Plans for Teachable Majors and Minors in the GTC Program

Elementary Level Teachable Majors
Integrated Science
Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Studies

Elementary Level Minor
The elementary minor is included in the elementary teaching coursework

Secondary Level Teachable Majors
Visual Arts (K-12)
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
English
French
German
History
Integrated Science
Latin
Mathematics
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Physics
Social Studies
Spanish

Secondary Level Teachable Minors
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Economics
English
French
Geography
German
Health Education
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish