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 huge 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
Beversluis Award in Christian Philosophy of Education
The award fosters responsible thinking among students about Christian schooling in contemporary society.
Vander Ark Distinguished Student Teacher Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2015-16 Vander Ark Distinguished Student Teacher Award Recipients.
Adult learners build thriving community at Calvin
Adult learners with a diverse range of experiences are making Calvin their place to learn in community.
News & Stories, July 26, 2016
Eastern Europe: Following the childhood dream
Kelly Organ '12 is a program coordinator for New Horizons Foundation in Lupeni, Romania.
News & Stories, July 25, 2016
An unexpected source infuses inspiration
Sarah Kluitenberg will be pursuing a masters degree at the University of London after three years of teaching at CRC Primary School in Kabala, Sierra Leone.
News & Stories, June 30, 2016
A deeper pursuit of religion in poetry
Tom Mazanec is studying Chinese literature at Princeton University in hopes of becoming a professor.
News & Stories, June 22, 2016
A teacher's teacher
Chemistry professor Crystal Bruxvoort is the recipient of the 2016 Calvin College Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
News & Stories, May 17, 2016
Calvin professors team up to refresh, reimagine teaching in new book
“Teaching and Christian Imagination” (Eerdmans, 2016) is written by David Smith, Susan Felch and a group of Calvin co-authors.
News & Stories, March 21, 2016
At the helm of an international journal
A new journal whose focus is the relationship between Christianity and educational theory and practice will be housed at Calvin College.
News & Stories, May 1, 2015
Prof improving the quality of math teaching in GR
Since 2005, Calvin College mathematics professor Jan Koop has worked with 300 elementary school teachers in 21 schools throughout greater Grand Rapids.
News & Stories, April 9, 2015
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