are responsible to:
Have an overall GPA of 2.75.
Submit your major
declaration form and minor
declaration form to the appropriate department. Be sure
to indicate that it is for certification.
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Obtain three Hope College Faculty
Recommendations. These must come from professors with whom
you have had courses. One (and ONLY one) MUST be from an Education
Have completed Field Placement Evaluations for ED 221 - Educational
Psychology and ED 226 - Exceptional Child.
5. In order to be admitted to the Education Department, you must demonstrate proficiency in three basic areas; Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. There are three options to complete this requirement:
a. ACT Scores
b. Michigan Merit Exam (MME) Scores
c. Professional Readiness Exam (PRE)
Read and sign a Statement
of Commitment to Professionalism and Confidentiality Agreement (both part of the Teacher Education
Orientation Meeting that is required when enrolled in ED220/221-Educational
FOR L.D. and E.I. MAJORS ONLY: Submit a brief written Statement explaining
why you want to major in LD or EI (Special Education double majors
must complete a form for each major).
8. “Completion” of
(OR the “commitment to complete”) the
200 - Encounter with Cultures or AES
210 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies requirement.
9. Signed Criminal
Background History Statement.(part of the Teacher
Education Orientation Meeting that is required when enrolled
Required to attend ONE “Teacher Education Orientation
Meeting” and ONE “Orientation
Meeting for Chalk & Wire” when enrolled in
ED220/221- Educational Psychology. (Meeting days/times
will be announced in class.)