At Saginaw Valley State University, our students excel and develop into compassionate leaders who are prepared to teach the next generation of learners.
Our SVSU College of Education graduates are prepared to teach students to be the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow through undergraduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and special education. With over a dozen certificates, endorsements and graduate programs, we can help you explore your passion and determine your own path.
Personalized support & mentoring
At SVSU, we value your personal success. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve. We keep our class sizes small so that our professors know you by name and provide personalized, one-on-one mentorship. Also, we have experienced faculty advisers for each specific major program who will guide and support you with your specific career goals in mind. Our College of Education students are placed in small cohorts by major so that they can work with, interact and learn from their peers.
On a global scale, we encourage our education students to engage in study abroad and international teaching opportunities. Each summer our College of Education sends a team of faculty, students and alumni to a school in India to teach in the school’s classrooms. In the fall, students and teachers from the India school visit SVSU.
At SVSU, we provide you with opportunities to excel and grow during your undergraduate studies, so you are prepared to succeed as you begin graduate school and your career. Our graduates have won Teacher of the Year awards in Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and elsewhere; they stand out in a competitive job market. We achieve great heights:
• 98% job placement rate for graduates
• Nationally recognized education programs
• Special endorsements in teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive impairments and other areas of growing need
• Our pass rate on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in early childhood far exceeds the state average
Passion for helping students
Our students are passionate about engaging with their community, inspiring young minds and helping children to learn and grow. They are driven to inspire the next generation and genuinely care about the students they work with. When you pursue an education degree at SVSU, you transform children into confident learners by teaching them to believe in themselves and their abilities.
At SVSU, we believe in you and encourage you to dream big and soar to new heights. Our professors are experts in their fields and will work with you individually to achieve and advance your goals. Our College of Education provides you with the support, guidance and opportunities to help you thrive, succeed and accomplish anything you set your mind to. Inspire the next generation. Be a teacher. Continue your education at SVSU.