Calvin's education program will prepare you to do meaningful work. Calvin teachers leave here ready to think critically, communicate effectively, and work in a variety of school settings with all kinds of students.

The nationwide average salary for teachers is $56,000 per year (average starting salary is $36,000), and the demand for good teachers is expected to increase. In the next decade, 50% of the nation's teachers – approximately 1.72 million – are expected to retire.

Consider these careers in education

  • Youth worker/mentor
  • Education program director (for zoos, museums, etc.)
  • Private tutor
  • Community center manager (day camp/summer camp instructor)
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Childcare center director
  • Teacher (preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, K-12, or special education)
  • Academic interventionist
  • Children's ministry coordinator

Get started at the Career Center.

We hired three Calvin grads for this school year and all have been very professional in their approach to teaching and preparing to teach. They have fit in well with other faculty members and have formed strong collegial relationships. They have built strong relationships with families in the school. We've been very pleased with the overall job each of them has done.” Quote from school principal
Quick Facts
  • 98%

    of 2012-2016 education alumni were employed or in graduate school within one year.

  • 30+

    subject area concentrations for teacher certification

  • 35

    countries where Calvin graduates are currently teaching.