Hanover College Education Department
Decision Points

Hanover Teacher Education Program Decision Points

September 6, 2016

Decision Point 1

Application and Entry

  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Passing scores on ONE exam approved by the Department Of Education (SAT 1100+, ACT 24+ or CASA - Core Academic Skills Assessment)
  • Two recommendations from appropriate Hanover College professors
  • Successful essay per rubric
  • Clear judicial and SAAC record
  • Clear background check from Safe Hiring Solutions via College HR Department
  • Level 1 dispositions¬† from entry level pedagogical courses
  • Successful interview with Teacher Education Committee (TEC) team

Decision Point 2

Student Teaching Readiness

  • 2.67 GPA minimum (both career and in major course of study)
  • Successful lesson series assignment/practice teaching
  • Proof of National Education Association (NEA) student membership for liability coverage
  • Level 2 practice teaching assessment
  • Level 2 portfolio
  • Level 2 mentor teacher feedback
  • Level 2 pre/post assignment
  • Clear background check from school system of student teaching assignment
  • Level 2 dispositions from mid-level pedagogical courses
  • Successful interview with Education Department Faculty team

Decision Point 3

Program Completion

  • Successful completion of Cross Cultural Experience requirement
  • Passing CORE exams in Pedagogy and Content Area(s)
  • Level 3 final evaluation from student teaching mentor and supervisor
  • Level 3 pre/post assignment
  • Level 3 Capstone presentation and interview
  • Level 3 dispositions from upper level pedagogical course
  • CPR Certification via American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certification - SPTS University https//: www.sptsuniversity.org

Decision Point 4

Professional Licensing

  • Completion of all Hanover College Education Program requirements per Decision Point 3
  • Successful completion of approved bachelor's degree (including Liberal Arts Minor for Elementary Education majors)
  • Application for licensing by Indiana Professional Standards Board via LVIS Online System
  • Additional state licensing exams and requirements for licensing out of state.
  • Timely renewal of license must take place to keep a valid teacher license in force. Expired licenses are more difficult to renew!

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 and Staff is final. Adopted and approved May 2012.