The Graduate Studies in Education Program at Calvin College is accredited by the State of Michigan and is a candidate member in good standing of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

In 2013, TEAC was consolidated into a new national accrediting agency: the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Calvin will be considered for CAEP accreditation in 2017.

The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for providing evidence of meeting these standards, and encourages institutions to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.

Program Review

We are committed to the continual assessment and improvement of our program in an effort to provide a quality education that meets professional standards, the expectations of our candidates and realizes our educational vision.

We regularly review survey data collected from faculty, candidates, alumni, employers and peers. The data collected from these surveys are used to gain insight into student experiences within our program as well as after completion of the program.

Retention Rates: 2005 - 2017

The links below provide data on our program through the 2012 - 2015 school year.

The following links provide data for 2016-2017