Information for Mount Holyoke Students

The following materials are required:

  1. Completed Application Form.
  2. Resume.
  3. A printed current unofficial Transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher.
  4. A current Degree Audit from the MyMountHolyoke website.
  5. Record of your Pre-Practicum and CBL hours. For Pre-Practicum courses taken at MHC for which you completed and turned in to the Education Office your Documentation of Hours form, the Education Division will automatically supply a list of your Pre-Practica to your application file. If you took a course(s) at MHC and did not complete your Documentation of Hours Form, please complete it now and include it with your application materials. If you took Pre-Practicum courses off campus please use the form to receive credit for your Pre-Practicum/CBL hours.
  6. Completed reference forms from two professors:
    1. a professor from one of the Ed minor core courses which you have completed, and
    2. a professor in your major department.

    You must have completed course work or the activity with the professor giving you a reference. Decide if you want to sign the waiver section or not, and then give one form to each faculty member who agrees to write the recommendation for you.

    See Faculty Recommendation Form, (print two copies).

  7. A written response to the statement on this page.
  8. An Interview.
    The Director of the program to which you are applying will contact you to set up an appointment prior to a decision on your application.
  9. Written record demonstrating your successful completion of the Communication and Literacy test of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). (Paper copies of your test results. Copies of emails are acceptable.) You must register for, take and pass, this test at or before the February of your junior year. You may obtain registration materials for the MTEL online.

    Please note: full acceptance into the practicum segment of the teacher licensure programs necessitates a passing score on all tests of the MTEL (i.e., subject matter test, the Literacy and Communication tests, and for the early childhood and elementary students, Foundations of Reading test). Therefore, check the current MTEL Registration Booklet for test dates and with the program director to make sure you will have taken and passed all tests before your practicum semester.

All application materials are due by January 7 of your junior year, even if you are planning to student teach during a ninth semester.