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.

Overview

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.

Choose between the following program options:

Careers in Graduate Studies in Education

  • Teacher
  • Administrator
  • Professor
  • Reading Specialist
  • Educational Researcher
  • School Superintendent
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • ESL Instructor

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

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.

Scholarships

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

Art and Marilyn Dykstra Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,500
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need is not required; pursuing the M.Ed. Education Leadership program; professing Christian educator; preference to students employed in a CSI school
  • apply through the graduate department
Mary Louise Huizenga Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,500
  • financial need required; pursuing the M.Ed. Learning Disabilities program; preference to persons desiring to be employed in a special education program or to those needing additional training; preference to students employed in a Christian Learning Center network
  • apply through the graduate department
Corrine E. Kass Graduate Studies Scholarship
  • award amount: varies
  • GPA 3.3+
  • financial need required; preference to those demonstrating leadership potential and to those who plan to continue their education beyong the master's degree level
  • apply through the graduate department
Fred and Carol Van Den Bosch Scholarship
  • award amount: $6,000+
  • must be taking classes in the M.Ed. Learning Disabilities program
  • financial need required; must be professional Christian teachers, have teaching experience
  • apply through the graduate department
View all scholarship opportunities

Faculty

Albert Boerema

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

Debra Buursma

Debra Buursma
Associate Professor of Education
SC 395
dbuursma@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6231

Bruce Hekman

Bruce Hekman
Interim Director, Van Lunen Center
Department of Education
ROB 201A
bah2@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6054

Clarence Joldersma

Clarence Joldersma
Professor
Department of Education
SC 311
cjolders@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6596

Johanna Kuyvenhoven

Johanna Kuyvenhoven
Associate Professor
Department of Education
SC 391
jck8@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7629

James Rooks

James Rooks
Associate Professor of Education, Dean of Teacher Education
Department of Education
SC 399
jrooks@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8694

Kara Sevensma

Kara Sevensma
Instructor
Department of Education
SC 303
kcs4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6597

Ronald Sjoerdsma

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

David Smith

David Smith
Professor
Director, Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning
Department of German
HH 425
dsmith@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8609

Philip Stegink

Philip Stegink
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
SC 305
pstegink@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6237

Susan Verwys

Susan Verwys
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
SC 321
skv5@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6509

Talk to us

David Smith David Smith
Program Director
Director, Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning
Department of Graduate Studies in Education
HH 425
dsmith@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8609

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