Begin main content

Careers & Outcomes

Academics / Departments & Programs / Education / Careers & Outcomes

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 $60,483 per year (average starting salary is $39,249), 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.

Quick Facts

  • 98%

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


    subject area concentrations for teacher certification


    countries where Calvin graduates are currently teaching.

Take the next step:


The latest sights & sounds | #calvinuniversity

Female student wading in Plaster Creek, examining a sample of water, holding it up to the sky.


With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.

Browse by category

A dramatic view looking up at the Calvin's Crossing bridge, with a perfect blue sky overhead.

Apply to Calvin

It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

Start your journey × CLOSE DRAWER
A female and male student walking side by side down the Calvin's Crossing bridge, conversing with each other.

Visit Calvin

Find the visit option that works best for you and get a taste for life at Calvin!

Browse Visit Options Launch the virtual tour × CLOSE DRAWER
Students huddled around, lighting sparklers with a beautiful evening sky behind them.

Request Info

Learn why Calvin’s dedication to faith and discovery have earned it the rank of #3 among regional midwest universities.

Graduates in their robes, tossing their caps high into the air, laughing.

Costs & Financial Aid

Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Calvin work. Scholarships, grants and loans are the tools that make Calvin possible.

Explore financial aid & Scholarships How much does Calvin cost? × CLOSE DRAWER