Calvin prides itself in producing compassionate, transformative teachers with a uniquely Christian worldview. Graduate work in teacher education serves to deepen a teacher's educational philosophy.
Calvin's Graduate Studies in Education (MEd) programs provide postgraduates with the opportunity to integrate a Christian perspective on life and teaching with the knowledge and skills to be transformative educators. Class times are designed to fit an educator's work schedule, and a handful of classes are also available online.
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Earn your MPTC (Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate) as you gain teaching experience in a local school; teach or volunteer during the day and take classes during the evening.
Calvin College offers Master of Education (MEd) programs in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, literacy and learning disabilities. In addition, post-baccalaureate, non-degree programs are available for obtaining the Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate (6 hours of coursework beyond initial certification) and state endorsements for specialized areas of education.
The Master of Education (MEd) programs serve elementary and secondary teachers and administrators who want advanced professional training and who need to satisfy the requirements for continuing certification or additional endorsements.
Calvin?s MEd is designed especially for teachers who are already certified and experienced in classroom teaching or administration and who wish to attend a Christian college where academic excellence is pursued in the light of Christian commitment. The MEd provides college graduates with an opportunity to integrate an authentic Christian perspective with a broader or deeper range of knowledge and insight into the professional role of the teacher or administrator. Information about MEd programs can be found in the graduate program catalog or on the graduate studies website.
Students who wish to learn more about specific specialty areas in the MEd program should meet with one of the following advisors: J. Simonson, curriculum and instruction, A. Boerema, educational leadership, J. Rooks, literacy, or D. Buursma, learning disabilities.
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