Transition from student to teacher.

The Teacher Education Division is passionate about preparing our students to serve as highly qualified teachers in public, Christian or overseas schools by developing the knowledge, skills and Christian character to enable them to be servant leaders who are influencers in their world for Jesus Christ.

Graduates of the Teacher Education Division influence culture as highly qualified, professional teachers in public, private, and international schools.

Programs We Offer

Degree programs combine academically rigorous course work in education and the liberal arts with practical teaching experience in general and special education at elementary and secondary schools. In addition, you'll have the option of completing a portion of your directed teaching practicum as a cross-cultural experience in selected schools around the world.

Cornerstone's Teacher Education program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Christian Schools International. 

Elementary Education Majors

Secondary Education Majors


National Accreditation

The Teacher Education Program at Cornerstone University is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from October 2013 to October 2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Program Performance Score Ranked 7th in Michigan

Within the group of 33 public and private universities and colleges in the state of Michigan that offer Teacher Preparation programs, Cornerstone University ranks 7th with an overall 2016 Educator Preparation Institution Performance score of 91%!

For further information, view components of Cornerstone University's score.

Teacher Education Degree Completion

It is possible for students to complete their degree in four years by taking summer courses, J-term or May-term classes and carrying 15-17 credits each semester. A possible four year degree is also dependent on which major/minor is selected. To determine the number of required semesters, students meet with an academic adviser to draft a four year plan.

Consortium Students

The Teacher Education Division offers our elementary and secondary education programs to students in the Grace Bible College and Kuyper College Consortium Program. For further information, please contact our Division Chair, Prof. Laurie Burgess.