Special Education

Students pursuing special education certification at GVSU will complete two majors: Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT) and Special Education.

Helpful Resources

Major Worksheet The worksheet lists the required courses for the Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching major combined with the Special Education major. Only courses needed prior to entering the College of Education are listed on this worksheet. See the Four-Year curriculum guides below for the courses taken in the College of Education.

Sample Five-Year Curriculum Plans for the CSAT and Special Education Major Combination Recommendations for coursework for each semester for CSAT majors seeking special education certification with either a Bachelors of Arts or a Bachelors of Science degree. Honors College students can use the Honors Bachelor of Arts or Honors Bachelor of Science plans. These documents also include directions for declaring the majors.

Prerequisite Sequences A chart to help you ensure that you stay on-track for a timely completion of the special education program.

Endorsement Options Two endorsements are required for special education certification at GVSU. There are five different combinations of endorsements from which to choose.

Coursework once admitted to the COE In this worksheet, the specific courses taken in the COE for each of the possible endorsement sequences are described.

Who are my Academic Advisors? An explanation of the advising resources available for special education students. Students are urged to seek academic advising very early in their program in order to gain the knowledge needed to stay on-track for graduation.

Transferring from GRCC Suggestions for coursework to complete at Grand Rapids Community College if you are transferring to Grand Valley to pursue special education teacher certification.

Additional Help If you have any questions about Special Education certification at Grand Valley, please contact the College of Education Student Information Center at 616 331-6650 or the CLAS Academic Advising Center, C-1-140 MAK, at 616 331-8585.

The "additional help" link takes you to a list of other resources that you will find useful, such as the link for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification web site.

 

Helpful Resources

 

Major Worksheet

The worksheet lists the required courses for the Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching major combined with the Special Education major. Only courses needed prior to entering the College of Education are listed on this worksheet. See the Four-Year curriculum guides below for the courses taken in the College of Education.

Sample Five-Year Curriculum Plans

Recommendations for coursework for each semester for CSAT majors seeking special education certification with either a Bachelors of Arts or a Bachelors of Science degree. Honors College students can use the Honors Bachelor of Arts or Honors Bachelor of Science plans. These documents also include directions for declaring the majors.

Endorsement Options

Two endorsements are required for special education certification at GVSU. There are five different combinations of endorsements from which to choose.

COE Coursework

In this worksheet, the specific courses taken in the COE for each of the possible endorsement sequences are described.

Who are my Academic Advisors?

An explanation of the advising resources available for special education students. Students are urged to seek academic advising very early in their program in order to gain the knowledge needed to stay on-track for graduation.

Transferring from GRCC

Suggestions for coursework to complete at Grand Rapids Community College if you are transferring to Grand Valley to pursue special education teacher certification.

Additional Help

If you have any questions about Special Education certification at Grand Valley, please contact the College of Education Student Information Center at 616 331-6650 or the CLAS Academic Advising Center, C-1-140 MAK, at 616 331-8585.

The "additional help" link takes you to a list of other resources that you will find useful, such as the link for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification web site.