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.

Equipped as Qualified Content Area Instructors

Degree programs combine academically rigorous coursework 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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International. The program holds exemplary classification from the Michigan Department of Education.

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.

Degree Programs Available

For information on distinctive components of our degree programs and internship opportunities, select a major or minor below.

Majors

Comprehensive Major - Elementary
- Early Childhood, Learning Disability, TESOL
- Spanish

Planned Program - Elementary
- Integrated Science
- Language Arts Group
- Social Studies Group

Triple Minor (consists of 3 minors)
- Integrated Science, Math, Planned
- Integrated Science, Reading, Planned
- Math, Language Arts, Planned
- Math, Reading, Planned
- Reading Language Arts, Planned
- Language Arts, Integrated Science, Planned

Secondary

Minors

Elementary

  • Early Childhood | ZA Endorsement
  • Elementary Planned
  • Integrated Science
  • Language Arts Group
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Secondary
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Arts Group
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education: K-12
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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 advisor 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 Dr. Kerisa Myers.