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Special Education

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Degree Overview

At Calvin, you’ll learn how to make learning accessible to all students. Through teaching practices that honor individual differences, you'll help students flourish as learners and citizens.

You will begin interacting with learners long before you graduate. Explore opportunities for classroom experience in a wide variety of places—from west Michigan to California or Indonesia. A Christian faith foundation informs and deepens your growing understanding of teaching and learning. You'll love and champion students as image-bearers of God who deserve exceptional education and opportunity.

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Program Distinctives

Faithfully Christian - All people are created in the image of God with unique gifts and capacities. We’re committed to reflecting the joy of diversity in our teaching and advising. We promote inclusiveness.
Get early experience - Your real-world classroom experience starts in your sophomore year. Get your feet wet in one of Grand Rapids’ private, public or charter schools, and journey off campus to California, New Mexico, or Indonesia for your final internship.
Successful track record - The Calvin education program will set you up for a successful future in a variety of professional positions. Calvin has a 93 percent pass rate on teacher certification tests—one of the highest in the state.
Caring, inclusive community - Calvin's special education program is an inclusive community that practices what it preaches. We have a wide variety of campus support for students with intellectual disabilities, like the Ready for Life program, where you can befriend and work alongside people with disabilities right on campus.

Program Requirements & Opportunities

Regain expression

Use science to transform the lives of others. With speech pathology and audiology, you can help people improve their ability to communicate.

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