Spanish Bilingual Education

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Academics / Departments & Programs / Spanish / AcademicsSpanish Bilingual Education

Degree Overview

Hispanic populations in North America are rising, and the numbers are predicted to increase. If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, chances are good that you will have a student of Spanish-speaking descent in your classroom. By becoming a bilingual educator, you’ll be able to reach these students and communicate with them and their families in their first language.

Calvin is a great place to study bilingual education because Grand Rapids has a large Hispanic community. You’ll have opportunities for teaching experience in a bilingual classroom as well as opportunities for personal connections and volunteering with local Spanish-speakers. And you’ll be challenged to grapple with tough but crucial questions about justice, hospitality, and faith. Plus, our education program is top-ranked, and graduates are in demand around the world.

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Program Distinctives

A one-of-a-kind program - Calvin boasts one of the few bilingual education offerings in Christian higher education. Our rigorous education program and our faith-centric approach to learning make for a uniquely powerful experience.
Proven results - Calvin education graduates get sky-high scores on state certification tests. We have one of the highest pass rates in Michigan.
Plays well with others - This minor pairs extremely well with other education degrees, like the popular elementary education major.

Program Requirements & Opportunities

Add a Spanish major

You’ll earn a Spanish major on the way to your bilingual education degree—and that means study-abroad opportunities in places like Mexico and Peru.

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Broaden your education skillset

Combine bilingual and elementary ed degrees, and see your teaching options expand greatly.

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