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Immeasureable Impact

Calvin's Teacher Education Program prepares you to become that teacher—the teacher that students remember for the rest of their lives.

How does it accomplish this? By equipping you with the right combination of knowledge, skills and understanding to be an excellent Christian teacher in any school setting.

Calvin's Education Program has consistently earned exemplary ratings from the Michigan Department of Education.

Undergraduate Programs
Elementary Education: Grades K-8
Secondary Education: Grades 6-12
Special Education: Grades K-12
Early Childhood Education: PreK-2
Post-BA Teacher Certification Program
designed for applicants who have a Bachelor's Degree and would like to become certified teachers
Graduate Teacher Education »
for certified teachers interested in Master's Degrees or Endorsements

Comments from Principals:

"I always know the Calvin teacher candidates have been well prepared for their assignment."

"Calvin teachers are prepared to create effective, interesting, and relevant instruction."

Calvin grads are excellent in writing lesson plans. They desire to have students grow spiritually and academically.

"Calvin teachers we have hired are mature in their faith, confident in their teaching skills, have good classroom management skills and have the ability to be flexible in dealing with students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds."

"They possess a desire to excel, a sense of calling to teaching as vocation and as ministry, a willingness to learn, and strong work ethic. Students have an increased variety of experiences in schools to draw from."

"We have several recent Calvin grads on our faculty. They are a real asset. One came to us right out of Calvin teaching like a five-year veteran."

"We hired three Calvin grads for this school year and all have been very professional in their approach to teaching and preparing to teach. They have fit in well with other faculty members and have formed strong collegial relationships. They have built strong relationships with families in the school. We've been very pleased with the overall job each of them has done."

"The Calvin teachers that we have hired are very creative and are able to build authentic and influential relationships with the students."

"Calvin provides varying student teaching experiences for education majors, allowing them to try urban vs. suburban, lower socio-economic vs. higher socio-economic, lower vs. upper elementary settings, etc."

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