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Elementary Education

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Degree Overview

You know every child deserves a chance to succeed. At Calvin, you'll learn how to open the door to their success.

An elementary education major from Calvin prepares you to guide students across a range of disciplines. Be equipped as a storyteller. A scientist. A math whiz. World-class professors will help you discover how children develop and learn. You will get into classrooms early and often to put those theories into practice.

Here, you can start making a difference in students’ lives long before you graduate.

Program Distinctives

 
Gain a diverse range of experience - At Calvin, you will get hands-on experience in all kinds of classrooms. From urban schools to private settings, discover your ideal teaching environment.
 
Explore your passion - You don’t have to know exactly what you want to teach. Calvin will help narrow your focus as you discover what’s possible.
 
Understand the needs of students - From classroom management to cooperative learning, you will know how to create an environment where all children can be successful.
 
Faithfully Christian - On campus, you will be surrounded by professors and peers who will challenge you to go deeper in your faith, especially as it relates to teaching and learning.

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Within six months of graduating, 99% of Calvin elementary education majors are employed or in grad school. Learn more about our excellent outcomes you can expect as part of the teacher education program at Calvin.

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