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 four 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)

Fall 2017

  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL
  • EDUC-554 Pathways to Inclusion (3) Hybrid
  • 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

Post-Spring/Pre-Summer 2018

  • EDUC-542 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties (3) OL May 14 - June 22

Summer 2018

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL July 23 - August 31
  • EDUC-514 Introduction to Educational Research (3) OC June 18 - 29
  • EDUC-522 Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning OC July 23 - August 3
  • EDUC-531 Professional Development and Supervision (3) OC July 2 - 13
  • EDUC-545 Literacy Learning after the Early Years: Middle School, Adolescents & Adults (3) OC July 2 - 13
  • EDUC-619 Teaching as a Christian Practice (2) June 25-28 Off-C June 25 - 28
  • Educ 6xx workshop on Restorative Justice (2) OC July 16 - 20 more information will be available soon.

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 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

Summer 2019

  • EDUC-500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education (1) OL
  • EDUC 510 Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures (3) OC
  • EDUC 530 Intro to Education Leadership (3) OC
  • EDUC 544 The Early Literacy Learner, At Home and in School (3) OC
  • EDUC 554 Pathways to Inclusion: Re-examining Beliefs about Learners (3) OC
  • EDUC 555 Designing Instruction for Successful Learning (3) OC

For students seeking a Post-BA initial secondary teaching certification, there are three tracks to choose from.

Track One


Track Two: Candidates with Teaching Experience


Candidates with teaching experience will take all of the courses in track one with the following changes, which reduce the length of their program.

Track Three: MEd Degree for Candidates with Teaching Experience


Candidates with teaching experience will complete the track two requirements and take these additional courses to achieve their MEd as well as Initial Certification