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Mission
The Teacher Education Program at Calvin College seeks to develop responsive and transformative Christian educators who can meet the needs of diverse students in multiple school settings.
Faculty
Teacher Education department faculty are well-known for their teaching skills, leadership, research, and community involvement.
See also: Education Staff and Education Program faculty
Accreditation
The Teacher Education Program at Calvin College is approved by the Michigan Department of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
History
Calvin College has been preparing teachers for over 100 years.
Program Partners

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Facts and Figures

Teacher candidates choose from over 30 subject area specializations.

Calvin's Michigan Test for Teacher Certification pass rate is 94% - one of the highest college pass rates in Michigan.

Over 200 schools partner with us to provide classroom field experiences. A wide variety of placements are available - Christian, public, charter, rural, suburban, and urban.

About 10% of Calvin students are in the Teacher Education Program.

Calvin certifies 100-150 new teachers each year.

Where our recent graduates are teaching:

  • Michigan: 50%
  • Other States: 30%
  • Other Countries: 20%

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