Expert faculty. Cutting-edge research. Four 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, Literacy or Educational Leadership
  • Current Issues Workshop (CIW) (2)

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

See full schedule below

  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OL (EDUC-591 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities (3) Hybrid Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30 PM (EDUC-511 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-553 LD Instruction II: Trends and Issues (3) Hybrid
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Summer 2015

  • EDUC-511 Consulting, Collaborating and Coaching (3) July 6 - 17 (this will substitute for EDUC-516 in new program) meets in Spoelhof Center 318 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • EDUC-521 Curriculum Theory and Development (3) July 27 - August 7 (this will substitute for EDUC-522 in new program) meets in Spoelhof Center 318 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • EDUC-530 Introduction to School Leadership(3) July 6 - 17 meets in Spoelhof Center 312 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • EDUC-591 Educational Research and Evaluation (3) July 27 - August 7 (this will substitute for EDUC-514 in new program) meets in Spoelhof Center 312 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • EDUC-619 Teaching as a Christian Practice (2) June 15 - 18 Offered in partnership with Grand Rapids Christian Schools Must apply for workshop through Grand Rapids Christian Schools.
  • EDUC-630 School and Society: Social Structure and Education (2) OL June 15 - August 14
  • SCES-525 Alternative Framework and Conceptual Change in the Science Classroom (3) July 6 - 17 meets in the Science Building 237 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 2015—New program will begin

  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OL (EDUC-591 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities (3) Hybrid Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30 PM (EDUC-511 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-553 LD Instruction II: Trends and Issues (3) Hybrid
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Spring 2016

  • 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)
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) Hybrid
  • EDUC-557 Practicum Seminar: Learning Disabilities (3) Hybrid
  • EDUC-558 Practicum Field Placement: LD (2) OFF-C

Summer 2016

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (3) OC (EDUC-520 or EDUC-521 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-531 Professional Development and Supervision (3) OC
  • SCES-526 Teaching the Nature of Science (3) OC

Fall 2016

  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OL (EDUC-591 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) OL
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Spring 2017

  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OL
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (3) OC (EDUC-520 or EDUC-521 may be substituted)
  • EDUC-532 School Business Management (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL

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
  • SCES-527 Scientific Reasoning and Teaching Inquiry (3) OC