1. What Programs are qualified for certification toward an Indiana teacher's license at Hanover College?
Elementary Education Major (Grades K-6 Certification)
Elementary Education with a Minor in a content area
Elementary Education with Mild Interventions Dual Certification (P-12)
Secondary Education Major (Grades 5-12 Certification with Major in the following content areas)
Fine Arts: Visual Arts (Art and Design Major)
Fine Arts: Theatre Arts (Theatre Major)
English Language Arts (English Major)
Health and Physical Education (Health Movement Studies or Kinesiology Major)
Mathematics (Mathematics Major)
Sciences: Life Science (Biology Major), Chemistry, Earth/Space Science (Geology/Astronomy Majors), Physics
Social Studies: Government/Civics (Political Science Major), Historical Perspectives (History Major), Psychology, Sociology
World Languages: French, German, or Spanish Majors
Health and Physical Education (Health Movement Studies or Kinesiology Majors)
3. How do I get admitted to the Educator Preparation Program?
Students who meet all the requirements for admission apply in the sophomore year by the October 1 deadline. First year and sophomore students may apply for early admission in early March as well. Late applications are accepted by an appeal. If you are interested in exploring a career as a teacher, you should enroll in EDU 221 Education and the American Culture as early as possible - preferably in the first year at Hanover as this is a prerequisite course for admission. Other requirements are found under the Prospective Teacher Candidate tab at the top of this page.https://education.hanover.edu/prospects/
4.When and whom should I talk to about the Educator Preparation Program at Hanover College?
It's never too early to talk to one of our faculty or staff members in Newby Hall! We can meet in person, by phone, or virtually to answer your questions!
5. What extra expenses might I have as an Education student?
The Educator Preparation Program utilizes cloud-based computer software to assess and store student data. This is a great tool for our students as they create their professional portfolio and resume! This Standard for Success subscription is $100 per academic year: September through August each year. All EDU coursework, fieldwork, applications, and Decision Point assessments are completed through Standard for Success. This is also good experience as many K-12 schools use SFS to evaluate their teachers each year. This is comparable to lab fees for other majors.
Junior and Senior teacher candidates will have to pay student fees for their Methods and Student Teaching courses, which covers the cost of stipends for the clinical educator mentoring of each candidate. Please contact the business office if you have questions about those.
All students enrolled in a course with classroom field experience must have an annual background check by Safe Hiring Solutions - the cost for most students is about $21.
Program completers must pass ETS Praxis licensure tests in order to qualify for teacher licensure in Indiana. CPR training certification is also required for licensure but students are often able to complete these training for minimal cost on campus.
Each of these costs are comparable to those of any accredited teacher preparation program.