Education Programs


Undergraduate Programs

Download an overview of the elementary education program.  


Elementary Education Early Childhood major, grades P-5


Education Studies major

Designed to prepare students to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching degree for teaching in the middle grades (4-8). Two content areas are completed, selected from language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.


Education minor

Open to all students, but specifically recommended for students intending to enroll in the MAT program.



Graduate Programs

Download an overview of the program for P-12, middle, and secondary teacher education.  


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Students interested in teaching in the following fields should complete a BA degree with a major in that field at the undergraduate level, followed by completion of a fifth year in the Master of Arts in Teaching. Grade levels of certification are noted in parenthesis for each field.

Art (P-12)

Biblical Studies (6-12; ACSI only)

Biology (6-12)

Chemistry (6-12)

Drama (P-12)

Economics (6-12)

English (6-12)

French (P-12)

German (P-12)

History (6-12)

Mathematics (6-12)

Music (P-12)

Physics (6-12)

Political Science (6-12)

Spanish (P-12)

A middle grades level (4-8) certification is available with any two specializations in: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.


Master of Education (MEd)

The Master of Education degree is offered for school teachers, curriculum directors, and administrators in a K-12 setting with a minimum of one year of K-12 school experience, and who have ongoing teaching or administrative responsibilities. It is a 30 credit hour degree completed over three years.


Two specializations are offered: Educational Leadership and Integrated Curriculum and Instruction. Certifcation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is available upon completion of the degree.


Courses are spread over most of the calendar year and include three phases: pre-campus, on-campus, and post-campus. The on-campus phase is held at Covenant for three weeks each summer.

"The education department at Covenant College has really helped us prepare for teaching careers, and they provide us with many opportunities to work in classrooms along the way. I was able to work with a classroom as early as my freshman year. Being able to go into an elementary school classroom and utilize what we have learned in our classes has been extremely helpful for me to not only learn what I am studying, but also learn how to use it."
 - education major Mark Paczewski '16

Reformed Christian College

Dr. Jim Drexler describes Covenant’s undergraduate education program, defined by its philosophy of training Christian teachers who demonstrate Christ’s preeminence in all things.
Jonathan describes Covenant's master of education program and what sets it apart.