COMPASS at Grand Valley State University

COMPASS seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students in the education profession and will serve as a roadmap for students who have the desire to teach, but may need assistance with admission into the College of Education.

Admission Requirements

Preference will be given to:

  • Underrepresented groups
  • Students from urban districts
  • First-generation college students

Application Process

  1. Written personal statement expressing:
    • Why you want to teach
    • Why you want to be in the program
    • Why you need support to help you become a teacher
  2. Two letters of recommendation from a professor
  3. Successful background check
  4. Signed statement agreeing to comply with program requirements

Why join COMPASS?

  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Test Preparation
  • College of Education Faculty/Staff Mentoring
  • Service Learning Experiences
  • Professional Development
  • COMPASS Seminar
  • Writing Assistance
  • Guest Speakers

COMPASS Reception

Page last modified February 3, 2012