Educator Preparation Program

Applying to the Hanover College Edu Prep Program

Students may apply to the Hanover College Educator Preparation Program any time after completion of EDU 221 (Education and the American Culture).  Elementary Education students definitely want to be admitted by the February deadline for Sophomores to declare their major.  *If  a student has not been formally admitted to the Educator Preparation Program, another major is declared and then a change of majors is made once admission is granted by TEC.

Hanover College Educator Preparation Program Admission Policy

Effective July 1, 2019


Hanover College Educator Preparation Program will adhere to the following admission policy beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year:



Admission Standards

  1. EDU 221
    (completed with grade of C or better and positive dispositional feedback from fieldwork)

  2. 2.67 minimum GPA
    (GPA of 3.0 in the content area major is required prior to a student teaching assignment)

  3. Clear Record with Hanover College Student Academic Assistance Committee (SAAC)

  4. Clear Judicial Record with Student Life

  5. Application Form through MyHanover under the Academic tab.
    (Includes the uploading of the student's Philosophy of Education essay as well as requests for recommendations from two Hanover College faculty members)

  6. Personal interview by Teacher Education Committee members

  7. Meeting the admission exam score requirements:

ACT Reading 21.4 minimum and ACT Math 21.4 minimum (no composite).
SAT Reading/Writing 543.33 minimum and SAT Math 532.50 minimum (no composite)

Students admitted to Hanover College under the "test optional" process are required to meet a benchmark score listed above for admission to the Educator Preparation Program.  Students whose high school ACT or SAT scores do not meet the scores requirement will need to retake the ACT/SAT in order to meet the criteria for Educator Preparation Program admission. Students who do not meet the test criteria after retaking the ACT or SAT may file a formal appeal to the Teacher Education Committee for possible admission based on a point system of criteria.


NOTE: Additional students may be admitted to the Program after the published admission deadline ONLY if all admission criteria is met (including meeting the ACT/SAT exam cutoff scores in both math and reading). Students are encouraged to meet with an Education faculty member to explore the options and to fully understand the admission process for the Educator Preparation Program.

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The essays are written in an EDU 221 assignment late in the term, but below are the instructions and rubric for the application essays as well as the Faculty Recommendation Form.

TEC Application Essay Rubric

TEC Application Essay Assignment.rev.2017.pdf

TEC application faculty recommendation document

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the Student Services Coordinator or any ot the Education faculty!