Program Requirements & Opportunities
Courses completed may be used to renew the Provisional Certificate, earn the Professional Certificate, or renew the Professional Certificate. Calvin graduates must complete at least six semester hours of the program at Calvin, and non-Calvin graduates need to earn at least nine semester hours at Calvin.
The K-12 Reading Specialist » endorsement is available at the graduate level. The Educational Leadership Program leads to Michigan's Administrator Certificate. Visit the Graduate Studies website » for information about master's degree programs. It is possible to combine a subject-area endorsement program with the MEd in curriculum and instruction.
The only online classes available are in the master's degree program. Many endorsement program classes are only offered on-campus during the day. If you are teaching full-time, we will evaluate if we are able to accommodate your schedule through evening and summer classes, independent studies, and pre-approved courses at other institutions.
Courses may be completed at other institutions if they are included in the Transfer Equivalency List » (with grade of C+ or higher) or CLEP Examination List ». All education courses must be completed at Calvin.Questions related to teaching endorsements may be directed to Shari Brouwer.
Teachers may add endorsements to their teaching certificates by completing the following steps:
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