Make a Difference.
Research has demonstrated the critical role teachers play in student success. Our goal is to ensure our candidates possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to create equitable learning environments that foster success for all children. We are committed to developing high-quality educators who serve their communities and promote equity and social responsibility. GVSU's Education faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting your learning and growth throughout the program so you can realize your goal of becoming a highly skilled teacher.
Undergraduate Program Options
GVSU's undergraduate Education programs offer a balance of the broad knowledge, thinking, and exploration found in the liberal arts, combined with extensive opportunities to interact and engage with students from Birth through 12th grade. As a future teacher, you will learn and practice teaching through diverse field experiences in real classrooms. Choose a major that ignites your passion for teaching.
This program will prepare you to teach Young Children (Birth to Kindergarten) in both general and special education settings.
This program will prepare you to teach all subject areas in Lower Elementary (PK-3rd Grade) and/or Upper Elementary (3rd-6th Grade).
This program will prepare you to teach in Middle School and High School in the subject areas you select.
This program will prepare you to teach:
- All subjects, grades PK-3rd or grades 3rd-6th
- Special education in grades K-12th
- Special education programs for children and adults with disabilities up to age 26
Prepare for the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification by reviewing free study guides and flash cards.
Are you transferring to GVSU to continue your studies to become a teacher? An Education program advisor would be happy to meet with you to review our programs and help you figure out how to transfer your courses.
“GVSU's Education program provides a community-focused learning space where our achievements are strengthened by faculty who believe in us and are committed to our success.”
—Ellie Harnden, Special Education major / class of 2020