The program, offered through Grand Valley’s College of Education, prepares teachers to work effectively with students in a variety of settings. Candidates learn research-based practices for assessment, design of individualized instructional programs, remedial techniques, and related topics.
Career-oriented: The M.Ed. in special education creates opportunities for professional renewal and development of educators.
Flexibility: Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are even offered online.
Convenience: Courses are offered primarily at the L.V. Eberhard Center and the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Cohorts are also formed in northern Michigan.
Service: The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree must complete six semester hours in foundation courses in the following areas: research and evaluation and social foundations in education. In addition, the candidate must meet the requirements in one emphasis area of the program. A minimum of 33 semester hours is required.
Grand Valley State University’s College of Education accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE) and nationally recognized by Specialty Program Association: Council for Exceptional Children.