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


GVSU Education Programs News

Three Education faculty receive awards

Three Education faculty receive awards

Three Education Program faculty members received 2024 GVSU Faculty Awards. These awards honor the outstanding contributions of our Education faculty and were presented at the Faculty Awards Convocation on February 15, 2024.

Feb 5, 2024

GVSU partners with schools to provide Michigan teachers

GVSU partners with schools to provide Michigan teachers

New partnerships with the West Michigan Teacher Collaborative and GVSU's Traverse City Regional Center focus on providing teacher certification to Michigan school districts.

Sep 28, 2023

Talking Together collaborates across differences

Talking Together collaborates across differences

Lisa Perhamus and the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse host the Talking Together event during the National Week of Conversation on April 20.

Apr 17, 2023

GVSU Addressing Educator Shortage

GVSU Addressing Educator Shortage

GVSU has multiple programs and collaborations working across generations and communities in the field of Teacher Education to address Michigan's educator shortage and prepare new teachers.

Mar 7, 2023

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Events

Study Abroad for Teacher Apprenticeship and Teacher Internship

February 21, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know there are study abroad options for both your Teacher Apprenticeship and Teacher Internship? Come learn about the Ireland Teacher Apprenticeship experience and the COST program for Teacher...

Financial Aid for Teacher Education

February 21, 2024 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Explore funding options for your Teacher Education program. In this presentation co-presented by Financial Aid and the Office of Certification and Accreditation, we will discuss: options...

Applying to Teacher Apprenticeship

March 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This interactive workshop will allow you to follow along on your laptop/device as we look at the requirements for applying for Teacher Apprenticeship and start building your application. The Office...

What to Expect in Teacher Apprenticeship and Teacher Internship

March 19, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session will allow you to talk with the Placement Specialists for Teacher Education about how the Teacher Apprenticeship and Teacher Internship semesters are structured. You will learn about the...

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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



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