Do you have a passion for Hispanic language and culture? Students interested in majoring in Spanish education are strongly encouraged to consider our unique bilingual education program.

Overview

Calvin's Christian approach to teacher education will challenge you to become an inspiring, engaging and compassionate teachers. Classes in Spanish phonology, sociolinguistics and grammar provide a strong foundation for this program. Additionally, a teaching practicum will provide you with real-world experience in your field.

Careers in Bilingual Spanish

  • Bilingual Spanish teacher

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Eat at the Spanish table during meals; live in the Spanish House on campus; participate in conversation groups; attend local festivals and events; help with Rangeela.

Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Edna Greenway Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,400
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need not required; submit an essay on how to integrate faith into teaching Spanish
  • apply through the Spanish department
View all scholarship opportunities

Faculty

Marilyn Bierling

Marilyn Bierling
Professor of Spanish
Director, Advanced Semester in Peru 2014
Department of Spanish
HH 403
mbierlin@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8540

Albert Boerema

Albert Boerema
Professor of Education
Department of Education
SC 315
ajb37@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6036

Marcie Pyper

Marcie Pyper
Professor
Department Chair
Department of Spanish
HH 405
mpyper@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6356

Ronald Sjoerdsma

Ronald Sjoerdsma
Professor
Department of Education
SC 389
sjoero@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6213

Marj Terpstra

Marj Terpstra
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
SC 307
mat7@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6190

James Vanden Bosch

James Vanden Bosch
Professor
Department of English
CFAC 292
vand@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6592

Talk to us

Marcie Pyper Marcie Pyper
Program Director
Department Chair
Department of Education
HH 405
mpyper@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6356

Admissions

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