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

Dean Soman interviewed on WGVU

Dean Soman interviewed on WGVU

Dr. Sherril Soman, Dean of the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI), was recently interviewed on WGVU about the newly merged college.

Aug 3, 2021

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

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Events

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

October 27, 2021 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?

October 29, 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...

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

November 2, 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...

The Graduate School Virtual Information Session

November 3, 2021 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