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. Through the Calvin education program, you can 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 department 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
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Air Force Veteran, Calvin Knight
Ryan Heckaman, a Calvin senior and Air Force veteran, shares his experience.
News & Stories, November 11, 2018
Ottawa Hills and Calvin partner in preparing education majors to teach all students
This fall, Calvin secondary education students have the opportunity to learn about content literacy and urban education in Ottawa Hills High School classrooms through Calvin and Ottawa Hills' developing partnership.
News & Stories, September 25, 2018
Masters of Education program takes step toward Hong Kong
Leaders from Calvin College and Lumina College signed an agreement signaling an important step forward in Lumina College offering Calvin’s Masters of Education program in Hong Kong. The program is pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission in the United States and the Education Bureau in Hong Kong.
News & Stories, September 11, 2018
Education program again receives national accreditation
Dean of Education James Rooks explains the process behind the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's recent accreditation of Calvin's education program, the program's third national accreditation in 17 years.
News & Stories, September 4, 2018
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
Urban Education: What is it and why does it matter?
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Thu, February 28, 2019
Van Noord 235
Christian Schools and the Pedagogy of Whiteness
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Thu, March 28, 2019
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
Collaboration: Digital Life Together
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Thu, April 25, 2019
Meeter Center Lecture Hall