To enter the GTC program you must have or be willing to acquire a "teachable" major (and possibly a teachable minor for secondary certification students).
The GTC program is designed as an intensive, one year, full time teacher training program for adults 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.
If you would like more information about requirements for and admissions to the GTC program, please contact the College of Education via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (616) 331-6650.
If you have not completed the coursework required for your chosen teachable major and/or minor, please do the following in the order listed:
- Attend a GTC information session.
- Choose a teachable major and minor (see list of majors/minors below).
- Apply for admission to Grand Valley as a degree-seeking undergraduate.
Once you have completed all three steps, if you have chosen a major or minor offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), please contact the CLAS Academic Advising Center, C-1-140 MAK, 616 331-8585 for assistance in developing a planned program of study. To help determine your remaining course requirements, and to compare available majors/minors, please refer to your GVSU degree evaluation available in Banner once you have been accepted at GVSU and the relevant plan(s) listed below.
Elementary Level Minor
The Elementary minor is included in the elementary teaching coursework.
Secondary Level Teachable Minors
- Computer Science*
- Earth/Space Science
- Physical Education
- Political Science
- School Health Education
* Computer Science is a minor for secondary education, available from the School of Computing and Information Systems.
Program Plans for Teachable Majors and Minors in the GTC Program
Detailed program and plans and information on teachable majors and minors is available from the CLAS Advising Center.