Impact Lives Through Teaching
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—Bachelor of Science from Kuyper College and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornerstone University. You will pay Kuyper’s 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
Lowest debt at graduation among Michigan colleges
Dual degrees. Bible and theology from Kuyper and elementary education from Cornerstone
Upon completion of the program, you will be certified to teach in your particular area of major in public and private schools and secondary classrooms–grades 9-12. Successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) may also provide certification in endorsed subject areas for grades 6-8.
English as a Second Language
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
Grand Rapids Christian
National Heritage Academy
Through the collaborative secondary 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
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.