for Current Teachers

Take your teaching or consulting to the next level with an advanced endorsement through a graduate degree - at no cost to you. 

Current, certified teachers and consultants in early childhood through secondary levels are invited to apply for the Teacher Collaborative’s Endorsements & Advanced Degree track. Pursue an endorsement in an area of need in your district through GVSU coursework and West Michigan Teacher Collaborative will pay the tuition.

In order to be considered, applicants must -

  • Be currently licensed and employed in a West Michigan Teacher Collaborative partner school district (in Kent, Muskegon or Ottawa Area ISD). You must provide proof of current licensure and employment
  • Agree to serve as a mentor for West Michigan Teacher Collaborative Residency participants in the future
  • Receive approval from your current principal, human resources director or superintendent

Endorsements and degrees currently available:

  • M.Ed. in Literacy Studies: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/English as a Second Language endorsement (NS)
  • M.Ed. in Literacy Studies: K-12 Reading Specialist (BR)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education: Specific Learning Disabilities (SM)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder (SV)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education: Cognitive Impairment (SA)
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ZS) - must complete by 2025 as this is being discontinued by the State of Michigan
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling (NT)
  • M.Ed. in Literacy Studies Elementary Reading Endorsement (BT)
  • M.Ed. in Literacy Studies Secondary Reading Endorsement (BT)

The next application period re-opens in July.