Holland Public, Hope Faculty accomplice for trainer preparation program


HOLLAND — A partnership between Holland Public Colleges and Hope Faculty will assist create a pathway for aspiring lecturers to begin their levels in highschool.

Hope and HPS are establishing a tuition-free Instructor Preparation Early Faculty Program, the primary of its variety within the area, based on HPS. 

College students at Holland Excessive can enroll within the Early Faculty program to start taking programs at Hope Faculty of their junior 12 months. It will enable them to finish the primary two years of a bachelor’s diploma in training without charge by the point they full the Early Faculty program. 

Holland Public Schools and Hope College are partnering for a teacher preparation program at Holland Early College, allowing prospective teachers to complete two years toward a teaching degree at no cost while in high school.

“The flexibility to offset faculty prices is a big advantage of this and Early Faculty generally,” HEC Director Andrea Mehall stated. “However it’s greater than that. It’s the power to offer wraparound helps a highschool can to verify they’re navigating the postsecondary world with success.”

Mehall stated discussions for the partnership started in early 2020, simply earlier than the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a delay as a result of pandemic, this system will kick off this fall.

College students chosen to enroll will decide to a “thirteenth 12 months” at Holland Excessive via the Holland Early Faculty program. College students will start taking courses at Hope’s campus their junior 12 months and proceed to take action throughout their senior and thirteenth years. 

Holland High School students will have the opportunity to apply to participate in a teacher preparation program through Holland Early College and Hope College.

By the tip of the additional 12 months of highschool, college students may have accomplished two years of a four-year bachelor’s diploma in training at Hope Faculty. 

“After that thirteenth 12 months, they’ll seamlessly proceed on to Hope Faculty,” Mehall stated.

This system shall be restricted to a few college students per 12 months firstly. That quantity may enhance sooner or later relying on demand, Mehall stated. 


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