Amber  Hutson

Amber Hutson

"Becoming a part of the campus community was very important to me, and my tour guide told me about all of the different ways to get involved. I would definitely call Grand Valley home now." - Amber Hutson, advertising and public relations major Read More

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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Elementary Education

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 4
MTH 121 4
PSY 101 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 4
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
CD 202 5
Elective for teachable major 0

Second Year

First Semester
MTH 205 3
Science elective 4
Elective for teachable major 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Second Semester
MTH206 3
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective for teachable major 3
Elective for teachable major 3


  • Teachable majors: Language Arts, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Math
  • Programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • The College of Education offers programs leading to the bachelor's degree and Michigan Provisional Certification. Certification is available in elementary general education, secondary general education, or elementary education with special education endorsements.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 113, ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, GEO 109, HST 228, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122, PLS 132, PLS 211
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please contact an advisor early. The College of Education Advisors can be reached at 616-331-6650.


Deadlines for application to Teacher Education are: September 15 for winter admission and field placement; February 1 for fall admission and field placement. Application packets are available in the College of Education.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •