To serve practicing teachers and administrators, Dordt College has adopted an innovative course delivery model allowing students to complete the program in as few as two years with minimal time spent on campus. The on-campus course, EDUC 501, consists of two phases: a pre-campus phase that involves preparation (e.g., reading assignments) prior to coming to campus and an on-campus phase of one week in July. The remainder of the courses are offered in an online environment.
Transfer of Credit
Students are permitted to transfer a total of nine semester hours of graduate work with a minimum of a B grade. All nine semester hours may come from any participating ARCU* institution, while a maximum of six semester hours may come from non-ARCU colleges, permitting an additional three hours to come from an ARCU institution. For example, if a student enters the program with six semester hours in graduate education from a state university, an additional three hours may be taken through one of Calvin College's online courses.
The following colleges are ARCU institutions: Calvin College, Covenant College, Dordt College, Geneva College, Institute for Christian Studies, Redeemer University College, King's University College, and Trinity Christian College.
*Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities
Note: Courses taken more than 10 years ago will not be considered for transfer credit.