Dual Enrollment in GVSU Education Course
Students at Battle Creek Central High School can take a free education dual-enrollment course taught by Grand Valley State University faculty. This dual-enrollment course is taken along with students' high school courses right at Battle Creek Central High School. It includes hands-on learning in the classroom and school observation experiences at various local Battle Creek schools and facilities at Grand Valley State University. Students also grow in their social networks by connecting with GVSU staff and faculty as well as connecting with various education professionals in the community. Below is more information on the course.
EDF 115: Introduction to Education: An Exploration of Schooling in America (3 Credits)
This field-based course explores the way schools work and introduces students to educators' professional roles and responsibilities. Students learn principles of teaching and learning, including social and cultural factors that shape learning outcomes. Students spend 15 hours learning about different professions in the field of education and another 15 hours working in a classroom setting assisting experienced teachers in the classroom.
Students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale), and who will be at the 11th or 12th-grade level are eligible to take dual-enrollment courses through Grand Valley State University. Students must earn at least a 2.0 in each dual enrollment class if they wish to continue taking dual enrollment courses through Grand Valley State University.
Battle Creek Central High School students interested in enrolling in these dual enrollment courses can reach out to Matthew Bozzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.