Open up new possibilities for yourself and your students through graduate-level research. 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.
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.
The degree program is flexible, allowing you to specialize in any relevant area of study. We also offer four formal concentrations:
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.
For students seeking a Post-BA initial secondary teaching certification, there are three tracks to choose from.
- EDUC 500 – Introduction to Graduate Studies in Education
- EDUC 554 – Pathways to Inclusion: Re-examining Beliefs about Learners
- EDUC 302 – Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners
- EDUC 303 – Curriculum and Instruction: Practicum
- IDIS 205 – Societal Structures and Education
- EDUC 307 – Reading/Literacy in the Content Area
- EDUC 510 – Framing Questions, Global Forces, Constraining Structures
- EDUC 346 – Directed Teaching: Secondary (12 semester hours)
- XXX 359 – Seminar in Subject Area
- In addition, candidates will need to meet the Calvin requirements for a certifiable major in a teachable subject area.
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.
- EDUC 522 – Reshaping Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning will be taken in place of EDUC 302.
- EDUC 303 – Curriculum and Instruction: Practicum will be taken as a credit exam.
- EDUC 346 – Directed Teaching: Secondary (3 semester hours)
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
- EDUC 514 – Educational Research and Evaluation
- EDUC 516 – Leading Educational Communities: Communication
- EDUC 542 – Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Difficulties
- an EDUC specialty course (3 semester hours)
- additional EDUC specialty course(s) (3-9 semester hours, depending on specialty)
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