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Letter of recommendation form


The student who has asked you to fill out this recommendation form has applied to the Teacher Education Program at the College of the Holy Cross. Your insights regarding the applicant’s abilities, character, and personality are greatly appreciated.

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares undergraduate students to become highly effective, reflective, justice-seeking educators. The program leads to an initial license in Massachusetts at the secondary or middle school level.

Grounded in urban-focused teaching and learning opportunities, the TEP has three primary components:

  • A comprehensive program of study in Education coursework
  • A solid grounding in subject matter knowledge
  • A robust sequence of field-based experiences


Each of these components includes an emphasis on reflection and social justice education.

Complete this form and sign below (may be done electronically).

Name of applicant:
E-mail of applicant:

Class Year:

Academic ability
Work ethic
Collaboration with others
Ability to reflect

In an attached letter, please provide additional comments and observations regarding the applicant’s readiness for a challenging teacher preparation program. Be as specific as possible.


Overall Rating:


Your Info:



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Relationship to applicant:





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