College of Education

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the GTC Certification Program

  1. Completion of the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution at least one year prior to application with a 3.0 GPA or higher for the final 60 semester credits.
  2. A 3.0 GPA in the teachable subject major/minor.
  3. A completed Masters of Education graduate application submitted to the GVSU Admissions Office by January 15.
  4. A separate GTC application packet is also needed and is available at  GTC Information Sessions.
  5. Evidence of 25 hours of paid or volunteer work with children within the age group you wish to teach (due November 15 unless given permission for extension).
  6. Passing scores on the Michigan Professional Readiness Examination (PRE) and Subject Major tests.
  7. Completion of Curricular Integration of Ed. Technology, EDT 619 - for elementary candidates only.
  8. Negative TB test (due November 15).
  9. Resume (due November 15).
  10. A personal essay (due November 15).
  11. A personal interview with the program advisor.
  12. Signed statement regarding criminal activity.
  13. Elementary candidates must complete PED 265 Teaching Health in Elementary Schools and PED 266 Move-Learn! PE and Dance for Elementary Education.

Note: Students seeking a major in World Languages must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) prior to their student teaching semester.


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