Why Study Education at GVSU?

Grand Valley State University's Education programs are an ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate students to study the fields of education, teaching, and counseling. Offering courses in the field of education and teaching since 1964, GVSU 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 Education programs offer students the type of personalized attention needed to become leaders in their fields.


Welcome to the College of Education and Community Innovation

In July 2021, Grand Valley State University merged the College of Education and the College of Community and Public Service into a new college, the College of Education and Community Innovation.

“Through our programs, we educate students to become professionals within fields in which a broader understanding of the larger community remains essential. We see opportunities for interdisciplinary synergies because of our shared focus on community engagement, social justice, and our support for societal structures.” — Dr. Sherril Soman, Dean

Information about how GVSU is continuing to address COVID-19 and the health of our university can be found on the Laker's Together website.

COVID-19 FAQ for Education Programs


GVSU Education Programs News

Education Programs featured in Teach-In

Education Programs featured in Teach-In

GVSU's 10th annual Teach-In on November 9th and 10th features sessions relating to "Power, Privilege, and Difficult Dialogues." Among the presentations, several were created and hosted by students, faculty, and staff from the Education Programs.

Nov 7, 2022

Education Faculty and staff volunteer

Education Faculty and staff volunteer

Education Program Faculty and staff participated in a community cleaning event at the historic Oakhill Cemetery, which recently received arboretum designation from The Morton Arboretum in Chicago.

Oct 10, 2022

Conference guides diversity, equity & inclusion

Conference guides diversity, equity & inclusion

The "Teaching for Equity: Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging" conference helped students understand and prepare for the complexities of diversity, inclusion and equity in the classrooms they'll be leading in the near future.

Oct 3, 2022

Spotlight on Teacher Academies

Spotlight on Teacher Academies

Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist visited the Kent Career Tech Center to learn about the academy and what it is doing to address the state's teacher shortage.

Oct 3, 2022

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Events

GVSU Closed

December 22, 2022 All Day

GVSU and the College of Education and Community Innovation are closed for the holiday.

GVSU Closed

December 23, 2022 All Day

GVSU and the College of Education and Community Innovation are closed for the holiday.

GVSU Closed

December 26, 2022 All Day

GVSU and the College of Education and Community Innovation are closed for the holiday.

GVSU Closed

December 27, 2022 All Day

GVSU and the College of Education and Community Innovation are closed for the holiday.

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National Accreditation

The Education programs' accreditation for our initial teacher preparation programs was most recently renewed by CAEP (the national Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) in 2019. 

Accreditation Documentation



Page last modified August 10, 2022