Education Departments

Grand Valley State University's Education programs in the College of Education and Community Innovation provide undergraduate and graduate student with studies in the fields of education, teaching, and counseling. Offering courses since 1964, the Education programs provide high quality instruction 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.


Academic Departments

Educational Leadership and Counseling

Graduates of the Ed.S. Program

Location: 390C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6250

Literacy, Educational Foundations, and Technology

Students working on laptops in DeVos Center

Location: 418C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6285

Teaching and Learning

Undergraduate students at graduation

Location: 419C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6290


Administrative and Community Offices

Center for Educational Partnerships

Students participating in Groundswell's place-based education

Location: 396C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6240

Office of Certification and Accreditation

View of the Beckering Family Carillon Tower at Richard M. DeVos Center, which is outside the Education offices.

Location: 401C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6650


TRIO Partnerships

The Education programs partner closely with three TRIO programs at Grand Valley State University: TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Services, TRIO Educational Talent Search, and TRIO Upward Bound. These three federally funded programs provide support and guidance to students in the local area; each program works with a specific group of students, from middle school through college.

TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Services

TRIO TPSSS students

Location: 418C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-6870

TRIO Educational Talent Search

TRIO Educational Talent Search students

Location: The Depot - 510 West Fulton St.
Phone: (616) 331-7110

TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound students

Location: 372C DeVos Center
Phone: (616) 331-3144