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Educator Preparation Program

Applying to the Hanover College Edu Prep Program

 



Hanover College

Educator preparation Program admission 

Updated 10/4/19

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Education faculty member to fully understand the admission process and requirements for the Educator Preparation Program. Sophomores or juniors may apply for late admission after the deadline with approval from the Education faculty. Make an appointment with Dr. Bailey, Dr. Hanson, Or Ms. Roth to discuss your personal circumstances. teach apple

All interested sophomores should submit their application to the Program on or before November 15!
This includes those who do not meet all requirements as this allows for additional individualized  advising by the Education faculty and staff. To complete the online application on My Hanover, go to:

MY HANOVER >ACADEMICS>PROGRAMS>EDUCATION

This form auto-populates many of the fields for you. You will answer questions about the teaching area you are interested in, upload the required essay, select the professors that you would like to recommend you, etc.  Click SUBMIT and MY HANOVER will send the application and essay to the Education office and email the professors for their recommendation.

TEC Application Essay Rubric

TEC Application Essay Assignment.rev.2017.pdf

Admission Standards

  • EDU 221 (with positive feedback from fieldwork)

  • 2.67 Minimum GPA (a GPA of 3.0 in the content area major is required prior to student teaching)

  • Clear academic honesty record with the HC Student Academic Assistance Committee (SAAC)

  • Clear judicial records with HC Student Life

  • Personal Philosophy of Teaching essay (see links above)

  • Personal interview with members of the HC Teacher Education Committee (TEC)

  • Meeting minimum score benchmarks on ONE of the following

    ACT Reading 21.25 minimum and ACT Math 21.25 minimum (no composite).
    or
    SAT Reading/Writing 543.33 minimum and SAT Math 532.50 minimum (no composite)
    or
    Praxis CORE
    Reading minimum score of 168.06 --Math minimum score of 162.14 --Writing minimum score of 165

    The Praxis Core exam is required for interested students who do not meet the above cutoffs for ACT & SAT.

    Scores MAY be mixed and matched. (Example: student meets the passing SAT score listed for Math but need a passing score in Reading and in Writing from the Praxis to qualify).

    NOTE: Students admitted to Hanover College under "test optional" process are nevertheless required to meet one of the exam benchmarks for admission to our EPP as well as that of any other accredited institution. This is set by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.(CAEP) Standard 3.

 

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click this link to Register for the Praxis Core Exam  pointing finger

  • The ETS Praxis Core Exam is required for all students who do not meet the score benchmark for admission the the Educator Preparation Program. This is partly because it is constantly available at multiple testing centers, students can re-take the exam in as few as 20 days, and we simply believe it is a better fit for aspiring educators.

    Things to know are:
  • The Hanover College Institution Code is 1290.

  • The  combined tests (Reading/Writing/Mathematics) is Test #5752 for $150 (the individual tests are $90 each
    # 5713/5723/5733)

  • Consult the test bulletin for additional information on ID requirements, available locations, etc. https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/praxis_information_bulletin.pdf

  • The state of Indiana does NOT require the Praxis Core - minimum test scores are required by CAEP which is our accreditation entity. Therefore, you will not find "passing scores for the state" on your test scores. The benchmark scores as set by CAEP are:
    Reading minimum score of 168.06 --Math minimum score of 162.14 --Writing minimum score of 165

  • Students may re-take one or more sections of the Praxis in 21 days from the last attempt. Only failed sections need to be retaken. There is no limit on the number of retakes allowed by ETS.

Financial Assistance
An Fee Waiver is available from ETS for students with a $3,000 or less family contribution from the FAFSA

Hanover College Spicer Phillips Grant may be available depending on the individual's financial aid status - we suggest all students who receive financial aid apply for this grant. See Cheryl Torline in the Education Student Service Office to compete the easy application. *Only available for one attempt.
Spicer Phillips Grant Application


Testing Accommodations
Documented physical or mental disability accommodations may be available - see Certificate of Eligibility in the Praxis Supplemental Bulletin and completed with our Disabilities Officer Debbie Seaver in the Gladish Learning Center.

Students must apply for this before registering and scheduling a test.

https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/bulletin_supplement_test_takers_with_disabilities_health_needs.pdf

If you have questions about the Praxis - contact ETS for assistance!       

https://www.ets.org/praxis/contact

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Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers a subscription to Praxis Core  prep course for about $50 for 90 days:
Praxis Prep from ETS

 

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The Educator Preparation Program urges students who need the Praxis Core to qualify for admission to prepare for the exams in the way that best suits their learning style.

This Cirrus Praxis Core Study Guide workbook with online tutorials, flashcards, and online practice tests. We do have a reference copy in Newby if you want to take a look. 

Praxis workbook
Link to buy on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1635305780/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1#customerReviews

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FREE Praxis Core practice tests are available via the database service that Duggan Library subscribes to - here is a "how-to" guide to access this free tool: 


FREE Praxis Study plan with practice Tests
via Duggan Library!

Click on this for directions on how to access this with your student credentials!!!

Sophomore Brittany Cunningham used the Peterson's Study Plan above and scored way above the required scores for admission on the Praxis Core Exams. Brittany said: "The free plan we can get through the library was just awesome. It helped me plan my study so I was totally ready by the day I had scheduled the Praxis. It was set up like ISTEP pre-tests. They would pull questions from years past to use as practice tests. The questions in the online practice test were nearly the same to the actual Praxis test...especially the math section. For the reading it was the same type of questions asked for both the practice and the actual thing (like the author's purpose, which the author would most likely agree with, etc.). I am so happy I used the prep program and only had to take the Praxis once and now I am an official teacher candidate!"

student who use Praxis practice plan  

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We STRONGLY URGE YOU  to utilize the Gladish Learning Center tutors to assist you in your preparation for the test using the above Praxis workbook. The Gladish Center is still operating on a virtual basis - go to their website or email woods@hanover.edu

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We love that Khan Academy has teamed up with ETS to offer personalized Praxis Core test preparation: https://www.khanacademy.org/prep/praxis-core

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240 tutoring logo240 Tutoring is an online test prep service that has a GUARANTEE to pass the exam.

In the end - it is on YOU to do the work needed to pass these qualifying exams required for admission.  we  Provide students with many tools to do so, but the responsibility rests with you!!

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*Financial Assistance

ETS Fee Waiver is NOT available for students after high school.

Hanover College Spicer Phillips Grant may be available depending on the individual's financial aid status - we suggest all students who receive financial aid apply for this grant.

*Testing Accommodations

Documented physical or mental disability accommodations may be available - see Certificate of Eligibility in the Praxis Supplemental Bulletin and meet with Debbie Seaver in the Gladish Learning Center.

*Web Links

 

http://www.act.org

There are numerous websites and preparation materials available for taking the ACT.

SAT logo*Financial Assistance
The College Board does NOT offer a Fee Waiver for students after high school.
Hanover College Spicer Phillips Grant may be available depending on the student's Financial Aid status.

*Testing Accommodations
Documented disability accommodations may be available - see Certificate of Eligibility and Debbie Seaver in Gladish Learning Center.

 *Web Links
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

One more note:

The Elementary Education major and the Secondary Education double major cannot be declared without Program Admission. Elementary students may be required to declare another major until admission is achieved, and then they can file for a change or additional major.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process or for registering to take or retake an exam, please contact the Educator Preparation Program's Student Services Coordinator, Cheryl Torline