Impact Lives Through Teaching

Degree Type



Elementary Education

Kuyper College’s elementary education program is a collaborative program with Cornerstone University. This joint teacher education program is ideal for students who want to teach and who also want to expand their understanding of God and his Word. Cornerstone University has a high-quality teacher education program and shares Kuyper College’s vision for Christian service.

The program prepares students to serve as teachers in public or Christian schools. By equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and Christian character to think critically, they can make a difference in their school and community and bring glory to God.

The collaborative education program offers four unique features—Kuyper’s strong Bible and theology core, Cornerstone’s strong education program, Kuyper’s lower tuition costs, and dual degrees bestowed on graduates—a Bachelor of Science from Kuyper College and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornerstone University. You will pay Kuyper tuition and be eligible for financial aid and scholarships through Kuyper.


Of graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation


Kuyper's tuition, on average, is $4,000 less than comparable Christian colleges


Dual degrees. Bible and theology from Kuyper and elementary education from Cornerstone


Lowest debt at graduation among Michigan colleges

Career Opportunities

You will be certified to teach all subjects K-5 and all subjects K-8 in a self-contained classroom. Depending on the options you choose, you may also be qualified to teach your focus subjects in grades 6-8.

Elementary School

Integrated Science


Reading Specialist


Special Education

Early Childhood Development

English as a Second Language

Social Studies

Student Teaching Opportunities

You will complete a student teaching practicum as a part of your curriculum. You will have an opportunity to fully engage the teaching profession, as well as participate in the daily routines of an actual classroom and assist in the duties of a teacher. You will also have the option of completing a portion of your directed teaching practicum as a cross-cultural experience in select schools around the world.

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Northview Public Schools

Jenison Public Schools

The Potter's House

NorthPointe Christian

Grand Rapids Christian

National Heritage Academy

International Schools

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Program Outcomes

Through the collaborative elementary education program, you will be able to:

  • Understand your faithful participation in God’s global mission.
  • Develop workplace-ready skills and expertise in modern teaching methods and classroom management.
  • Impact the lives of future generations by sharing knowledge.
  • Serve students and their families by using God’s gifts and strengths.
  • Communicate Scripture and theological truths effectively in a variety of educational settings.

Curriculum Sample

Your program is unique and will be personalized to your interests and goals. You will develop a plan of study that allows you to take Bible and theology and core classes at Kuyper College and education classes relevant to your program at Cornerstone University.

Principles and Philosophy of Education

Diverse Populations & Differentiated Instruction

Spiritual Formation

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Educational Psychology

Educational Technology

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.


You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.


We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.


Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.