An excellent teacher can make all the difference in a student’s life. In fact, learning from a well-rounded and intentional educator is one of the biggest factors in whether a student succeeds. Be that significant person, and change the world one life at a time.
Educate from every angle
Becoming an excellent teacher means learning how to teach all kinds of learners — people from different backgrounds with different abilities and different personalities. Paying attention not just to the mind, but the heart and soul as well, at Calvin, you'll learn to educate the whole person.
Make a real difference
Learn through real classroom experience, and take classes with experienced, expert faculty. With over 30 major and minor subject areas, Calvin’s teacher education program will sharpen every facet of your teaching skill set, including the integration of faith and learning.
A legacy of excellence
Calvin's education program, more than 110 years old, is among the top-rated programs in Michigan, having consistently earned high ratings from the Michigan Department of Education.
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Careers & Outcomes
An education major at Calvin can prepare you to teach at any level in a variety of subjects.
Gain experience teaching around the world with our nationally ranked off-campus programs.
Read about one Calvin student's experiences in the education program.
Calvin's teacher certification test pass rate—one of the highest college pass rates in Michigan.
schools partner with Calvin to provide classroom field experiences.
most popular program chosen by Calvin students
Calvin teachers we have hired are mature in their faith, confident in their teaching skills, have good classroom management skills and have the ability to be flexible in dealing with students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.” Quote from school principal
Congratulate our professors retiring this spring
You're invited to leave a message of congratulations for seven professors who will retire after the 2018 spring semester.
New full-time education faculty opening
Calvin College is seeking a full-time regular faculty member to join the Education Department to teach Special Education beginning in August 2018.
Excellence in Teacher Education
Calvin’s education program has earned the highest performance score rating of all comprehensive educator preparation institutions (EPIs) in Michigan.
Navy Veterans, Calvin Knights
Husband and wife, Daniel and Darcy Stubbs, both served in the U.S. Navy for over six years prior to coming to Calvin in fall 2017.
News & Stories, November 9, 2017
Calvin honors the legacy of Helen DeVos
Calvin College alumna Helen DeVos had a love for students and her multiple decades of support opened up opportunities for students to flourish on campus and abroad.
News & Stories, October 21, 2017
Creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities
Tom Hoeksema, emeritus professor of education at Calvin College, received the Henri Nouwen award from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
News & Stories, September 13, 2017
Exploring the social sciences and humanities through research
The McGregor Fellowship program provides an eight-week mentoring and research opportunity for social science and humanities students considering graduate school.
News & Stories, July 21, 2017
Fulbright allows student to pursue trio of passions
Micah Warners will be heading to Honduras to teach English to students from economically disadvantaged sectors.
News & Stories, April 22, 2017
Calvin Remembers Peter De Boer
Calvin College remembers the life of longtime education professor Peter De Boer.
News & Stories, January 11, 2017
Empowering Cambodian youth through education
Rachel Meyer '06 is teaching elementary school children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
News & Stories, November 18, 2016
Calvin alum uses teaching experience to run a business
Melody VanderWeide '99 created a resourceful website for Grand Rapidian parents.
News & Stories, September 9, 2016