Students completing competency exams and any of the licensing certification programs at Hanover College will be qualified for licensing in Indiana. Many states offer reciprocal agreements with Indiana, but an applicant for another state's license may need to complete additional requirements (Praxis tests, different background checks, etc.). Please visit the Department of Education website of the particular state for specifics. Please note that many states require initial licensing in the state in which you completed a teacher preparatory program, followed by application for a that state's teacher license. Hanover's licensing advisor will assist with the necessary paperwork as requested. Other states require specific competency tests other than the one Indiana requires.
Current Indiana Teacher's Licensing requirements and rules are available on the Indiana DoE website at http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing/state-graduates.
After graduation, application is made by the applicant to the Indiana Department of Education via their online portal called LVIS and payment is due at that time via credit or debit card. The cost for the background check is included with the fees for licensing application. A pdf of a valid First Aid/CPR/AED card from either the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association, as well as proof of completion of an approved Suicide Prevention Training Course are required. Confirmation of an applicant's competency examination scores and academic credentials will be done online, as well.
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 may be required. Individual reviews will be conducted upon request. The Education Program Faculty's decision on certification status is final.