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. 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

Information about how GVSU is currently addressing COVID-19 can be found on the Laker's Together website.

COVID-19 FAQ for Education Programs

GVSU Education Programs News

Alumna Emily Miller interviewed

Alumna Emily Miller interviewed

Education alumni Emily Miller ('14,'20) and her husband Rory ('14) were recently interviewed by the Grand Valley Magazine about their ongoing involvement in the GVSU community.

Jun 10, 2022

Groundswell's showcase spotlights student scientists

Groundswell's showcase spotlights student scientists

Groundswell's annual showcase spotlights student scientists in Elementary, middle and high school. Students conducted research on environmental issues during the school year, presenting their data to teachers and family members on May 25.

May 26, 2022

Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarship for Battle Creek

Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarship for Battle Creek

Battle Creek Public School students received Health & Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarships as GVSU continues to expand partnerships with Battle Creek.

May 19, 2022

Graduate speaks with White House officials on education

Graduate speaks with White House officials on education

Theresann Pyrett, a two-time graduate of GVSU's Education Programs, recently spoke with White House officials about education.

May 6, 2022

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The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

June 29, 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...

ESL Endorsement/ESOL Certificate Online Information Session

June 30, 2022 4:30 PM - 5:30 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 program, admission...

GVSU Closed

July 4, 2022 All Day

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

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

July 7, 2022 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

Page last modified May 2, 2022