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Hanover's Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the State of Indiana and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means that our students are ensured that they are learning best practices in Education as recognized all over the country and as required for Indiana licensure standards for REPA 3. All our faculty members have teaching licenses and real classroom experience along with their doctoral degrees. They are members of numerous professional organizations pertaining to their specialty and have authored text books and academic journal articles and papers and presented at research conferences. Our Student Services Coordinator/Licensing Advisor has nearly 18 years of experience in our Educator Preparation Program, as well as previous work experience in elementary and secondary public and private schools.
Hanover College Educator Preparation Program Decision Points
Our Programs are all oriented around three Decision Points that are met toward readiness for certification.
Decision Point One - formal admission into the program by meeting state and institutional requirements and enrollment in upper level (methods) coursework. See APPLYING under the Prospective Candidates tab.
Decision Point Two - readiness for a student teaching requires achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major and meeting a benchmark of 90% "effective" ratings on the portfolio and a 90% effectiveness rating on Methods Evaluation rubrics and in the Decision Point 2 Portfolio and Decision Point 2 Presentation/Interview with a panel of clinical educators. There can be no "ineffective" ratings on the items the Program deems as non-negotiable criteria on the evaluation from the Methods mentor teacher.
Decision Point Three - competency for certification and readiness for professional licensing as an educator includes strong scores on the Student Teaching Evaluation and on the DPT 3 video presentation as scored by a group of clinical educators.
Candidates may be dropped from the Program at any time with formal notice for not making acceptable progress toward completion or GPA issues, as well as issues of conduct and teacher disposition difficulties, but our faculty works extremely hard to ensure success for our teacher candidates.
The full Decision Point outline is available within our EPP Student Handbook.