Teacher Preparation Programs

Undergraduate and Initial Certification

Welcome to the Teacher Preparation program at Grand Valley State University. Faculty and staff in the College of Education are committed to preparing informed, effective, and responsive teachers who display genuine care for their students. As research has demonstrated the critical role that teachers play in student success, our goal is to ensure our candidates possess the knowledge, skills, dispositions and ability to enact practices necessary to create equitable learning environments that foster success for all children. The College of Education faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting your learning and growth throughout the program so that you can realize your goal of becoming a highly skilled teacher.

Our teacher preparation program is an upper-division professional program offering a rich balance of the broad knowledge, thinking, and exploration found in the liberal arts combined with extensive, situated, supported practice in our P-12 schools. One of the hallmarks of our programs is the diverse field experiences and opportunities for practice we provide. Explore our website for information about our programs. If you find that you still have questions, give us a call at (616) 331-6650 or email: coeserve@gvsu.edu

Thank you for visiting our website,

Dr. Amy Schelling
Director of Teacher Education
College of Education

Professor Megan Freudigmann teaching in a 1st grade classroom (photo).

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Student Scholarships

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