Announcing the College of Education and Community Innovation

This summer, Grand Valley State University is merging the College of Education and the College of Community and Public Service into a new college, the College of Education and Community Innovation. Check throughout the year for exciting announcements from our new college as we develop and grow.

"There are intellectual synergies across the disciplines with regard to connections with the community and supporting the structures of society. I can imagine vibrant collaborations among faculty, staff, and students will be formed with a new organizational structure to facilitate their existence." — Provost Maria C. Cimitile, 10/30/20.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Form

As of 8/17/2020, all GVSU faculty, staff, and students are expected to complete this self-assessment 7 days/week to assist GVSU with tracking coronavirus. The self-assessment should be completed daily before noon, regardless of if you are on-campus or not. Additional information about the assessment can be found on the Laker's Together website.

COVID-19 FAQ for Education Programs


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 since 1964, the college 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.


GVSU Education Programs News

Faculty identify effectiveness of schools' mental health program

Faculty identify effectiveness of schools' mental health program

Grand Valley faculty wrap-up a three-year study on a school-based mental health awareness/education program and found it effective in increasing behaviors that prevent suicide.

Jun 18, 2021

Dean's Award for Outstanding Master's Project - 2019-2020

Dean's Award for Outstanding Master's Project - 2019-2020

The College of Education congratulates the winner of the 2019-2020 Dean's Award for Outstanding Master's Project, Sally Triant with her project titled, Growing Elementary Education with Curriculum Founded in Place.

Jun 8, 2021

Partnership with Battle Creek provides scholarships

Partnership with Battle Creek provides scholarships

Nearly 20 seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools received partial or full scholarships to attend Grand Valley in the Fall 2021 semester, spurred by an ongoing partnership with W.K. Kellogg Foundation and GVSU.

Apr 21, 2021

Physical Education students connect dance to lifelong movement

Physical Education students connect dance to lifelong movement

GVSU's future Physical Education teachers are learning new ways to incorporate dance into physical education classes to promote lifelong movement.

Mar 30, 2021

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Events

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

July 27, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Is grad school right for me? What should I consider when exploring graduate school? Join us for a virtual information session to get your questions answered!  These sessions will cover...

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts Online Information Session

July 28, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Grand Valley State University College of Education Graduate Program Directors are hosting an online information session. Join our dynamic faculty as they provide an overview of the Master of Education...

M.Ed in Educational Leadership Special Education Administration Online Information Session

July 29, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Grand Valley State University Graduate Program Directors are hosting an online information session. Join our dynamic faculty as they provide an overview of the program, admission requirements and...

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

July 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

You’ll learn practical tips on how to prepare for grad school, how to enhance your grad application and profile, and, hopefully, answer the question is graduate school right for me. Whether...

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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