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, 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.


Announcing 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. Check throughout the year for exciting announcements from our new college as we develop and grow.

“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

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


GVSU Education Programs News

School Counselers make a difference in Alaska

School Counselers make a difference in Alaska

On the outskirts of civilization in Alaska, three counselors with Grand Valley connections are building a network of support for children in a rural school district.

Jan 14, 2022

Education Program growth amid teacher shortage

Education Program growth amid teacher shortage

In an interview with WOOD TV8, Dr. Amy Schelling revealed that GVSU's education programs are growing amid the teacher shortage.

Jan 12, 2022

Proctor named director of GVSU Alumni Relations

Proctor named director of GVSU Alumni Relations

Susan Proctor, an alumna of GVSU's M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education program, will serve as the director of Grand Valley's Alumni Relations

Jan 5, 2022

Alumna honored as GRPS Teacher of the Year

Alumna honored as GRPS Teacher of the Year

Nicole Durso, GVSU alumna, was recently honored as one of three teachers selected as Grand Rapids Public Schools' Jean Hamilton Cope Teacher of the Year. 

Nov 23, 2021

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Events

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

January 25, 2022 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...

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

January 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 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...

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

January 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 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...

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

February 2, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 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...

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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