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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.
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College governance at Grand Valley State University’s College of Education (COE) is led by the Dean. The Dean works directly with faculty and staff on the COE Leadership Team to manage the college. Reporting to the Dean are three main college groups: (1) Faculty Council, (2) Affiliate & Visiting Faculty Council, and (3) Staff Council.
Faculty Council houses a number of committees and the COE’s four academic departments. The following four committees report to Faculty Council: (1) Scholarships, Awards, and Merit Committee (SAM), (2) College Advanced Programs, Policies, and Practices Committee (C-APPPC), (3) College Personnel Committee (CPC), and (4) College Curriculum Committee (CCC).
Also reporting to the Faculty Council is the Teacher Education Council (TEC).
Each of the COE’s four academic departments are represented in Faculty Council and report to the College Personnel Committee (CPC) and College Curriculum Committee (CCC). The four academic departments are (1) Educational Foundations, (2) Educational Leadership and Counseling, (3) Literacy and Technology, and (4) Teaching and Learning.
Grand Valley State University’s College of Education (COE) is led by the Dean (S. Soman). Working in the Dean’s Office are:
The COE has four academic departments and two service units that report to the Dean’s Office. The four academic departments are:
The COE’s two service units are: