Elementary Education, Non-Certification

Program overview

Core elementary and P12 courses provide a foundation in the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education, and include learning content and pedagogy in English Language Arts, American History, and Teaching with Technology. Additionally, through coursework and a design thinking project, you will demonstrate knowledge of the cultural competencies needed to teach all students effectively and how to serve your community to promote equity and social responsibility. 

Why Study Elementary Education, Non-Certification at GVSU

  • Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to a range of workplace and societal settings
  • Courses are fully online, in six-week accelerated formats
  • Explore a career in education and develop knowledge and skills that will prepare you for the accelerated Graduate Teacher Certification program, should you choose to pursue a teaching certificate after earning your bachelor’s degree.

Courses for the Area of Focus

  • EDF 315:  Diverse Perspectives on Education
  • INT 323: Design Thinking to Meet Real-World Needs
  • EDT 476: Teaching with Technology
  • PCK 380: Special Topics: Integrated Humanities in the Elementary School
  • ENG 334: American Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • HST 302: Revolutionary America

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