Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Licensing
The Hanover College Educator Preparation Program is now requiring completion of a free online course during the student teaching seminar that fulfills the suicide prevention training requirement for licensing by the state of Indiana. Although the state allows several different option, we use the training through The Jason Foundation.
This online course is two hours in length and can be paused to take over time to suit the individual's schedule. It is designed and taught by teachers specifically for educators. There is an exam that must be passed to obtain the certificate. Completing the training is usually required for the second student teacher seminar so that student teachers can discuss and debrief. This certificate must be on file with the Education Department as part of Decision Point 3.
Save the certificate PDF to your computer/cloud - you will need to upload it to your Standard for Success account and also upload it in your Indiana license application. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Torline in the Education Student Services Office.
We hope you will find this training especially relevant and review it during your practice as a professional educator.
Indiana Department of Education - Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license (includes instructional, student services and administrative licenses) at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide.
The following link gives addition details of the requirement for licensing as well as other approved providers of this training.