Expert faculty. Cutting-edge research. Five concentrations. Countless possibilities.

See details of the MEd program prior to 2015

Open up new possibilities for yourself and your students through graduate-level training. Hone your skills and deepen your knowledge of educational foundations and practice. Explore how education is situated in society, politics and economy. Discover new possibilities for greater inclusion of all types of learners.

Concentrations

The degree program is flexible, allowing you to specialize in any relevant area of study. We also offer five formal concentrations:

Student experience

Past students have given high ratings to the quality of instruction and the thoughtful Christian vision of the program. A combination of online, face-to-face and hybrid courses offers flexibility. The program is intentionally designed to create personal connections with faculty and fellow educators from a range of backgrounds, contexts, and nations. Personal attention and support will enable you to reach further and grow more as you embrace the challenge of extending your professional knowledge and skills. Our commitment to equity, excellence and justice is rooted in a Christian engagement with contemporary education.

A typical program is 30 - 33 semester hours

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education
  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures
  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties OR approved elective
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey OR approve elective (3)
  • Two further approved electives (6). Your courses will be in your specialized area of study.
  • Practicum (2) of Inclusive Education, or Educational Leadership
  • Current Issues Workshop (CIW) (2)

Spring 2016 Course Schedule

See full schedule below

  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-551 Assessment for Understanding Learning Disabilities (4) Tuesdays 5:00 - 9:00 PM SC 318
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) Hybrid Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30 PM SC 312
  • EDUC-557 Practicum Seminar: Learning Disabilities (3) Hybrid Thursdays
  • EDUC-558 Practicum Field Placement: LD (2) OFF-C
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Summer 2016

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL Aug 1 – 26
  • EDUC-513 Cognition, Learning, and Literacy Development (3) OC June 20 - July 1  Last time this course is being offered
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (3) OC July 5 - 15
  • EDUC-531 Professional Development and Supervision (3) OC July 25 - August 5
  • EDUC 550 Foundations of Learning Disabilities (3) Hybrid month of July Last time this course is being offered
  • SCES-527 Scientific Reasoning and Teaching Inquiry (3) OC July 5 - 15
  • EDUC 619 Teaching as a Christian Practice (2) Off-campus June 13 - 16
  • EDUC 625 Christian Education, Teaching, Learning Technology (2) 2 days online, 2 days on campus July 21 and 22

The Graduate Program is designed to offer courses on a rotating bases.

For most of the classes they will be offered on the campus of Calvin College. The methods of delivery will be indicated by:

  • on-line: course taken all on-line OL
  • on campus: on campus for the duration of the course OC
  • hybrid: on-campus, then on-line, finish up on campus Hybrid
  • on campus/on-line: come to campus for first few days of class then complete rest on-line Off-C

*When a given course is offered both on campus and on-line in the same term on-line registration will be reserved for those who live outside of a 50-mile radius from the campus.

Fall 2016

  • EDUC 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL Sept 6 - 30
  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OC (EDUC-591 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) OL
  • EDUC-555 Designing Instruction for Successful Learning (3)
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Spring 2017

  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OL
  • EDUC-532 School Business Management (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-557/EDUC-558 Practicum Field Placement: LD
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Summer 2017

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities (3) OC (EDUC-511 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-530 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3) OC
  • EDUC-544 The Early Literacy Learner, At Home and in School (3)
  • EDUC-556 Perspectives, Programs, & Policies: Developing Inclusive Schools (3)
  • SCES-526 Teaching the Nature of Science (3) OC