COE Program Information
Undergraduate Education Majors
The GVSU College of Education offers three undergraduate majors - Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. In all of your courses, you will learn the most effective, research-based teaching methods to help you meet the unique needs of each of your students.
This program will prepare you to teach all subject areas in grades K-5. In addition, you will be prepared to teach in a subject areas of your choice in grades K-8.
This program will prepare you to teach in grades 6-12 in the subject areas you select.
This program will prepare you to teach:
- All subjects, grades K-5
- Special education in grades K-12
- Special education programs for adults with disabilities up to age 26
Field Placement Criteria
If you are considering declaring a major in education, make sure you can meet the requirements necessary to receive a placement for teacher assisting and student teaching.