Claims and Cross-Cutting Themes—Calvin College’s Undergraduate Education Program has identified the following claims and cross-cutting themes to describe how our program prepares educators.

Education Program Claims

  1. Graduates are knowledgeable in the liberal arts and in the subject matter for which they are licensed.
  2. Graduates take into account the multiple factors that influence student learning.
  3. Graduates create and implement effective and appropriate lessons and assessments that are meaningful for all students.
  4. Graduates demonstrate professionalism and care for students.
  5. The Calvin College Education Program addresses all five standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Cross-Cutting Themes

  1. Diversity
    Graduates are prepared to teach diverse learners: English language learners, gifted students, students with learning disabilities, and students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  2. Technology
    Graduates use appropriate technology in carrying out their professional responsibilities. Graduates integrate technology into instruction and assessment and guide students in their use of technology.
  3. Principled Perspective
    Graduates can articulate how their principled perspective (faith, worldview) impacts the way they think about education and the way they teach and learn.