Social Studies / Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Grand Valley State University

The Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science) degree in Social Studies with elementary education provides the student with certification to teach grades K-5 (all subjects, any grade) and grades 6-8 in the Social Studies area. All courses required for the program are available from the Traverse City site.

This program is offered in a cohort format, please contact the GVSU office to inquire about the anticipated start of a new cohort

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Grand Valley State University (Suite 102)

Sue Wierzbicki, Office Manager
Jacquelyn Abeyta, Office Coordinator
Phone: (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785
Fax: (231) 995-1786
GVSU Website Information


Bachelor’s Programs:
Language Arts/Elementary Education
Liberal Studies
Social Studies/Elementary Education

Master’s Programs:
– Elementary Education (program changes Winter 2014, contact
– Instruction & Curriculum Early Childhood (ZS)
– Special Education (CI)
Occupational Therapy (Hybrid)
Physician Assistant Studies
Social Work

Certificates & Minors:
Environmental Studies (Minor)
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, Elementary

Cognitive Impairment (CI)
Early Childhood (ZS)
Elementary Education

18-Hour Planned Programs:
For Renewal of Teacher Certification