Overview

Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

For a complete listing of departmental scholarships available to first-year students, use the Scholarship Search ».

Faculty

Chad Engbers

Chad Engbers
Associate Professor Department Co-chair
Department of English
FA 280
cengbers@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8516

Donald Hettinga

Donald Hettinga
Professor
Department of English
FA 274
hett@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6520

Lew Klatt

Lew Klatt
Associate Professor
Department of English
FA 296
lsk4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7530

Johanna Kuyvenhoven

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

Linda Naranjo-Huebl

Linda Naranjo-Huebl
Associate Professor
Department of English
FA 271
ln22@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8682

Debra Rienstra

Debra Rienstra
Professor, Department Co-Chair
Department of English
FA 270
drienstr@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8526

James Rooks

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

Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt
Professor
Department of English
FA 287
schg@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6540

James Vanden Bosch

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

Jane Zwart

Jane Zwart
Associate Professor
Department of English
FA 290
jcz3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8606

Talk to us

Dean Ward Dean Ward
Department Co-Chair
Department of English
FA 269
ward@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6139

Deborah Visser Deborah Visser
Department Co-Chair
Department of English
FA 275
djv46@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6933

Elizabeth Vander Lei Elizabeth Vander Lei
Department Co-Chair
Academic Dean
Department of English
SC 383C
bvlei@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6434

Admissions

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Teach This

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Professor Robert Keeley talks about the education program.

Learn More

Explore Calvin's teacher education program.

Contact Gary Schmidt, for more information about teacher certification in Language Arts

Read the teacher education guidebook for more detailed information about certification.

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