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About the Department
Olivet College students who wish to enter the teaching profession must complete course work in certifiable majors and minors in addition to education courses meeting the Michigan State Board of Education requirements for teaching certification. See Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program for a detailed explanation of the application process, state test requirements, grade point requirements, and student teaching application deadlines.

You may view Olivet's pass rates for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) at

The Teacher Education Program at Olivet College, which is designed to prepare quality educators for today and tomorrow, is granted accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from March 2013-March 2020. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program
Admission Requirements:
Successful completion of ED 470 Initial Portfolio Seminar
Successful completion of ED 471 IDP
Official transcript from the college or university granting the applicant’s bachelor’s degree and official transcripts reflecting records of any graduate work previously undertaken or
Verification of teaching certificate
One letter of recommendation from building principal or supervisor (form provided)
Completion of advisement / request for formal admission form
Master of Arts in Teaching



Lisa Furman
Director of Education
(269) 749-7682


Certification Officer
Lori Britton
Certification Officer
(269) 749-7109

Faculty Members


Thomas Sampson
Assistant Professor of Education,
Director of Student Teaching
(269) 749-7709



Sue Settle
Assistant Professor of Education
(269) 749-7653

(faculty bio)

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty  

Joni Clark
Adjunct Instructor 

Sandra Nelson
Assistant Professor of Education/Student Teaching Supervisor

Denise Wilkinson
Adjunct Instructor 



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