Post-BA/BS Teacher Certification, Elementary

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of science

Grand Valley State University

Individuals who hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university can complete the requirements for teacher certification through this Grand Valley State University program.  A second bachelors is not required to become certified to teach in the state of Michigan.

Consult with a GVSU advisor to determine what coursework is needed to complete the certification program.

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

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


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Bachelor’s Programs:

  • Language Arts/Elementary Education
  • Liberal Studies

Post-Bachelor's Program:

  • Post-BA/BS Teacher Certification, Elementary

Master’s Programs:

  • Education
    – Elementary Education (program changes Winter 2014, contact
    – Instruction & Curriculum (Early Childhood Education (ZS))
    – Special Education (CI)
  • Occupational Therapy (hybrid)
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Social Work

Certificate & Minor:

  • Environmental Studies (minor)
  • Nonprofit Leadership (graduate) 


  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Educational Planned Program
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education, Cognitively Impaired (CI)

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