The Hope College Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and all programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). CAEP completed a formal review and site visit of the Hope College Teacher Preparation Program in February 2019. The next accreditation review occurs in 2026.
The Education Department offers accredited program for initial licensure in the following areas:
|Elementary Education (K-8 certification)||Secondary Education (6-12 certification)||K-12 Education|
To be certified to teach, candidates must fulfill all degree requirements, achieve a passing score on the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), and complete CPR and First Aid training. In addition, world language candidates must pass the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Exam (OPI) with a minimum score of advanced low.
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