Elementary Certification Program
State of Michigan Authorized Major/Minor Requirements
for Teacher Certification

Please select specific course requirements worksheet for a major or minor.
ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
NOT AVAILABLE TO FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENTS ENTERING HOPE COLLEGE BEGINNING FALL 2010
In order to take the current Elementary Test #83 (required for all elementary and special education candidates), students must register, take, and pass this test by July, 2013. (see below)
DISCIPLINE
MAJOR
MINOR*
Dance (K-12) (DANE)  
Dance (DAEL)  
English (ENEL)
 
Fine Arts Group (FIAC)
 
Kinesiology (Physical Education) (KIEL)  
Language Arts Group (LAN)  
Integrated Elementary Science Group (SCI)  
Mathematics (MAEL)
Social Studies Group (SSTE)  
Spanish (K-12) (SPEL) Worksheet  
Special Education
Emotional Impairments (SEEI)
Worksheet  
Special Education
Learning Disabilities (SELD)
Worksheet  
Students who entered Hope in fall of 2009 or earlier that are pursuing teacher education, note the following information!!
The Michigan Department of Education, as well as all Michigan Teacher Education programs (including Hope College) are in a transition period of implementing new State Board of Education standards for elementary certification. THIS WILL AFFECT ALL STUDENTS PLANNING TO PURSUE ELEMENTARY AND/OR SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION.

In order to take the current Elementary Test #83 (required for all elementary and special education candidates), students must register, take, and pass this test by July, 2013. If the elementary certification test is taken after this date, the new test will include content that the student may or may not have covered in the current program. Students should also be advised that currently published courses are subject to change during this transition period. It is strongly recommended that students meet with a faculty member in the Education Department as soon as possible to plan for program completion.


IMPORTANT DATES:
July 2013 – Final Administration of Current Elementary Certification Test (#83)

October 2013 – First Administration of New Elementary Certification Test