Welcome to the Grand Valley State University College of Education

We are Online

As of 3/17/2020, most College of Education staff are working online as our physical offices are closed.

Please email the Student Information and Services Center if you have any questions. We are happy to help! 

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Advising Appointments

All College of Education advising appointments now meet virtually. This can be through phone or an online/remote learning platform, as arranged with your advisor.

  • To schedule an advising appointment, please look up your College of Education faculty advisor in the Faculty Directory, and email them directly to schedule a virtual advising appointment. 
  • See GVSU's Who is my Advisor? page for instructions on identifying your faculty advisor. All students in a College of Education program should have an assigned faculty advisor from the College of Education.

Faculty Directory

1st grade class with books from the Michigan Literacy Project.

1st grade class with books from the Michigan Literacy Project.

Why Study Education at GVSU?

Grand Valley State University's College of Education (COE) 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 provides free educational resources

May 12, 2020

GVSU collaboration supports K-12 school teachers by providing free educational resources and access to webinars that focus on the essentials of literacy instruction.

Creating educational materials for parents

April 02, 2020

Maggie Goebel, a Spanish elementary education major, is one of many GVSU educators working to create educational material for parents.

LiveText Discontinued

March 27, 2020

The College of Education is discontinuing our use of LiveText, the college's assessment and e-portfolio system. Grand Valley State University is adopting a central assessment system, Blackboard Learn, with plans to implement in Fall 2020.

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GVSU Closed

July 3, 2020 All Day

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

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.

Application Intake Week

September 9, 2020 All Day

Ready to teacher assist or student teach? Remember applications are due September 9 through September 15, 2020 for Winter 2021 admission and field placement. Applications are available as...

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Student Information and Services Center

The College of Education Student Information and Services Center (SISC) will assist with: