Pre-Kindergarten To 3rd Grade
Pre-Kindergarten To 3rd Grade, 3rd Grade to 6th Grade
You know every child deserves a chance to succeed. At Calvin, you'll learn how to open the door to their success.
An elementary education major from Calvin prepares you to guide students across a range of disciplines. Be equipped as a storyteller. A scientist. A math whiz. World-class professors will help you discover how children develop and learn. You will get into classrooms early and often to put those theories into practice.
Calvin's elementary education program is separated into two grade bands, Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd Grade and 3rd to 6th Grade. These two grade bands can be earned independently to specialize in lower or upper elementary or combined to span the elementary years.
At Calvin, you will learn from experts in a wide variety of disciplines with vast experiences in the field of teaching. Local schools partner with Calvin to provide tiered field experiences that develop skills ranging from leading small groups to managing a classroom. Our program not only prepares you to be an effective teacher, it equips you to begin your career with confidence, believing you can make a difference in young lives.
Pre-Kindergarten To 3rd Grade
3rd Grade to 6th Grade
Hit the ground running
Within six months of graduating, 99% of Calvin elementary education majors are employed or in grad school. Learn more about our excellent outcomes you can expect as part of the teacher education program at Calvin.
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