Expert faculty. Cutting-edge research. Five concentrations. Countless possibilities.

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Open up new possibilities for yourself and your students through graduate-level training. Hone your skills and deepen your knowledge of educational foundations and practice. Explore how education is situated in society, politics and economy. Discover new possibilities for greater inclusion of all types of learners.

Concentrations

The degree program is flexible, allowing you to specialize in any relevant area of study. We also offer five formal concentrations:

Candidate experience

Past candidates have given high ratings to the quality of instruction and the thoughtful Christian vision of the program. A combination of online, face-to-face and hybrid courses offers flexibility. The program is intentionally designed to create personal connections with faculty and fellow educators from a range of backgrounds, contexts, and nations. Personal attention and support will enable you to reach further and grow more as you embrace the challenge of extending your professional knowledge and skills. Our commitment to equity, excellence and justice is rooted in a Christian engagement with contemporary education.

Graduate Studies in Education Handbook

This helpful handbook will provide you with an overview of the program, admission and academic policies, details for new students, financial information, resources and services available, and general information.

A typical program is 30 - 33 semester hours

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education
  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures
  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties OR approved elective
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey OR approve elective (3)
  • Two further approved electives (6). Your courses will be in your specialized area of study.
  • Practicum (2) of Inclusive Education, or Educational Leadership
  • Current Issues Workshop (CIW) (2)

Spring 2017

  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OL
  • EDUC-532 School Business Management (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-557/EDUC-558 Practicum Field Placement: LD
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Summer 2017

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL
  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities (3) OC (EDUC-511 may be substituted) July 24 - August 4
  • EDUC-530 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3) OC July 3 - 14 with no class on July 4
  • EDUC-544 The Early Literacy Learner, At Home and in School (3) OC June 19 - 30
  • SCES-526 Teaching the Nature of Science (3) OC July 5 - 14 mornings
  • EDUC 640 Diversity in the Classroom (2) OC July 17 - 20

The Graduate Program is designed to offer courses on a rotating bases.

For most of the classes they will be offered on the campus of Calvin College. The methods of delivery will be indicated by:

  • on-line: course taken all on-line OL
  • on campus: on campus for the duration of the course OC
  • hybrid: on-campus, then on-line, finish up on campus Hybrid
  • on campus/on-line: come to campus for first few days of class then complete rest on-line Off-C

*When a given course is offered both on campus and on-line in the same term on-line registration will be reserved for those who live outside of a 50-mile radius from the campus.

Fall 2017

  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) OC
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Spring 2018

  • EDUC-510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) TBA with instructor

Summer 2018

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL
  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OC 
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning OC
  • EDUC-531 Professional Development and Supervision (3) OC
  • EDUC-545 Literacy Learning after the Early Years: Middle School, Adolescents, & Adults (3) OC
  • SCES-525 Alternative Frameworks and Conceptual Change in the Science Classroom (3) OC

Fall 2018

  • EDUC-516 Leading Educational Communities: Communication (3)
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-556 Perspectives, Programs, & Policies: Developing Inclusive Schools (3)
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) OL, OC, Hybrid

Spring 2019

  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (3)
  • EDUC-532 School Business Management (3) OL
  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-596 Specialized Literature Survey (3) OL, OC, Hybrid