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
Elementary Level Minor
The elementary minor is included in the elementary teaching coursework
Secondary Level Teachable Majors
Visual Arts (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Secondary Level Teachable Minors