Advising and Course Planning
Do you need support with your academic planning and schedule, or want to explore different program options?
Meet with the Advising Centers.
Do you need to talk about your program and requirements, or to complete a faculty recommendation form?
Meet with Education faculty for Faculty Advising.
The Student Advising Handbooks provide information on the Undergraduate Teacher Education requirements, and identify program options.
Current GVSU Students
Navigate is GVSU's student success software that assists with advising appointments and provides access to services on campus. Navigate syncs with Outlook’s calendar, and it utilizes Grand Valley’s single sign-on process by logging in above.
NOTE that current Education students will have multiple advisors: 1) an Education program faculty advisor, 2) a Faculty advisor in the student's content areas, and 3) a professional advisor from an Academic Advising Center.
Using Navigate for Advising
This video provides a quick overview for using Navigate to schedule your advising appointments.
Prospective students may contact GVSU to schedule an appointment and review the steps to become a teacher. Appointments are offered on the downtown Grand Rapids/Pew Campus, or virtually via Zoom. Contact us at 616-331-6650 or [email protected].
Please contact GVSU Admissions for general GVSU information or assistance applying to GVSU.
Link to Advising Centers
- CECI Undergraduate Advising Center: For Birth to Kindergarten (B-K) Advising
- CLAS Academic Advising Center: For Elementary and Secondary Content Area Advising
- Office of Certification and Accreditation: For questions on all Education courses, Special Education, program requirements, or field placement information.
Education Faculty Advisors
Connect with Your Advisor
- Meet with your assigned Education program advisor on a regular basis
- Understand GVSU's requirements and those of the major/minor
- Be aware of application deadlines
- Review the class schedule each semester
See below for a full list of the Education faculty advisors.
Education Faculty Advisor Directory
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