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When you study education at Calvin, you don’t have to wait to make an impact on students. You will engage in rigorous inquiry and develop practical teaching skills by stepping outside your classroom and into theirs.

Study education theory. Network with local teachers to see it in practice. Develop lesson plans that engage every kind of learner and apply them in diverse environments. Learn about classroom management and step to the head of the classroom as you lead students to success. And do it all in a faithfully Christian way.

With direction from expert professors, you will learn how to engage the whole student—preparing them to thrive. Calvin’s education program has a reputation for excellence, and our graduates pursue careers in all types of schools.

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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.

Learn more about the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs.

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With a teaching certificate from Michigan, you will be equipped to teach anywhere in the world. Our grads’ pass rate on the certification test is one of the highest in the state.

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