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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Teaching Certificate Program


The goal of this program is to recognize the importance of preparing teachers to be culturally competent in a global society. This program will recognize the candidate’s interest in preparing to teach diverse populations in domestic or foreign settings. The courses required for completion of the certificate are typically accomplished in 2 semesters. All courses required for the certificate, except EDF 320 (1 credit), are also required for a degree in teacher education and Michigan teacher certification. Additional courses, beyond those required for the Certificate of International Teaching Experience, are required to earn a degree in teacher education and Michigan teaching certification. Admission into the College of Education is required. Students must be degree seeking students to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval, and students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree. Completion of coursework with grade of B- or better is required.

Courses needed to obtain certification: