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Why Study Education at GVSU?

Grand Valley State University's College of Education is an ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of education, teaching, and counseling. Offering courses since 1964, the college provides high quality programs with small class sizes. With a commitment to educational principles such as active learning, interaction of theory and practice, and learning relevancy, the College of Education offers students the type of personalized attention needed to become leaders in their fields.

GVSU College of Education News

Student Wins First Place at National Event

August 03, 2020

A student from the GVSU Educational Talent Search program won first place at the 31st annual National Student Leadership Congress.

Students Excel at Education Summer Camp

July 21, 2020

In June, twenty-eight Battle Creek Central High School students participated in an online camp to explore careers in education. The camp was part of the College of Education's partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Battle Creek Public Schools.

Niu-Cooper awarded for ESL work

June 05, 2020

Dr. Rui Niu-Cooper received the Community Engaged Teaching Faculty Excellence Award from Campus Compact of Michigan for her civic contributions to ESL learners in the community.

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M.Ed. Instruction and Curriculum Online Information Session

August 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Grand Valley State University College of Education Graduate Program Directors are hosting an online information session. Join our dynamic faculty as they provide an overview of the program, admission...

Navigating Complicated Conversations in Turbulent Times with Dr. Lisa Perhamus

August 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Join Dr. Lisa Perhamus and fellow Lakers for a discussion-based session focused on having difficult conversations about complicated issues. As we are in the middle of a pandemic, racial uprisings,...

Fall 2020 Semester Begins

August 31, 2020 All Day

GVSU Closed

September 7, 2020 All Day

GVSU and the College of Education are closed for the holiday.

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National Accreditation

The College of Education's accreditation was most recently renewed by CAEP (the national Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) in November 2019. 

Accreditation Documentation

CAPE accredited provider