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

GVSU programs show success in teacher retention

GVSU programs show success in teacher retention

Two mentoring programs from GVSU's College of Education and Community Innovation are proving to be valuable tactics in retaining early-career teachers in Battle Creek Public Schools.

Apr 17, 2024

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

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Events

GVSU Closed

July 4, 2024 All Day

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

GVSU Closed

September 2, 2024 All Day

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

GVSU Closed

November 27, 2024 All Day

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

GVSU Closed

November 28, 2024 All Day

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

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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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