Educator Preparation Program

Decision Points

Hanover Teacher Education Program Decision Points

October 1 2019

Decision Point 1

Application and Entry

  • Completion of EDU 221 Education and the American Culture with level one dispositions and a grade of C or better

  • 2.67 minimum GPA

  • Two recommendations from appropriate Hanover College professors

  • Successful essay per rubric

  • Clear judicial and SAAC record

  • Clear background check from Safe Hiring Solutions¬†

  • Meeting of score benchmarks set by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
    *see APPLYING under PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES tab.

  • Successful Decision Point 1 Interview with members of the Teacher Education Committee (TEC)

Decision Point 2

Student Teaching Readiness

  • 3.0 minimum GPA in the major

  • Level 2 lesson series assignment/practice teaching

  • Level 2 practice teaching assessment

  • Level 2 portfolio
  • Level 2 mentor teacher feedback

  • Level 2 pre/post assignment

  • Level 2 dispositions from mid-level pedagogical courses

  • Successful Decision Point 2 interview with a team of the Education Department Faculty and Clinical Educator Advisory Council

  • Proof of National Education Association (NEA) Student Membership for liability coverage in the schools

  • Clear background check as required by the host school corporation or Safe Hiring Solutions

Decision Point 3

Program Completion and Certification

  • Level 3 final evaluation from student teaching mentor and supervisor

  • Level 3 pre/post assignment

  • Level 3 dispositions from upper level pedagogical course

  • Suicide Prevention Training Certification - SPTS University https//: www.sptsuniversity.org

  • Successful Decision Point 3 Presentation and Interview with team of the Education faculty and Clinical Educator Advisory Council

Decision Point 4

Professional Licensing

  • Successful completion of the Indiana CORE exams in Pedagogy (either K-12 or 5-12 or P-12)

  • Successful completion of the Indiana CORE exams in the Content Area(s)

  • Application for licensing by Indiana Professional Standards Board via LVIS Online System including proof of CPR and Suicide Prevention Training and paying the $35 licensing fee

  • Communicating to the Hanover College licensing advisor(s) that your license application is complete and ready for coding and approval by the EPP.
  • The initial instructional (2 year) license will be emailed to the applicant and can also be accessed via LVIS - after the two year renewal, professionalized licenses renew every five years via IMAP, Profession Growth Points, and other criteria established by the State of Indiana.

  • Out of state licensing may require licensing in Indiana first, additional state licensing exams, and/or other requirements by that particular state.Please communicate your desire for out of state licensing early in your program at Hanover College to help ensure your qualifications for that state.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Non-program completers have a limit of one calendar year from graduation to complete all requirements, etc. for certification and licensing. After the one year deadline, additional coursework or licensing requirements will be reviewed upon formal request.The decision of the Education Program Faculty is final.

Adopted and approved May 2012.