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 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.  click the following link for more admission details:
Educator Preparation Program Application and admission handout

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All interested sophomores should submit their application to the Program on or before November 15!
This includes those who do not meet all criteria, but it allows for additional individual advising by the Education faculty. To complete the online application, 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. Be sure to click SAVE at the end of each page! You do not have to complete it all at once but when you are ready - 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 and PRAXIS Core Math Minimum Score of 162.14

    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.

CAEP Approved Admission Qualifying Exams Information ChartS

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*Financial Assistance

ETS Fee Waiver is available 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!

*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

https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/

PRAXIS Core Test Preparation and Practice Tests - check these out!!

ETS offers a subscription to a paid test prep course for about $50 for 90 days

240 Tutoring has a preparation subscription that comes with a money-back guarantee as well as many FREE tools

https://www.240tutoring.com/praxis-prep/praxis-core/

You can get a FREE text prep and practice tests at:
https://www.teacherstestprep.com/praxis-core-study-guide.

There are many other testing tools on Amazon.com and other retailers. We like the Cirrus Praxis Core Study Guide workbook with online tutorials AND it includes online practice tests. 
We have a reference copy in Newby if you want to take a look. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1635305780/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1#customerReviews

There are many free Praxis Core prep videos on You Tube as well.

*It is important to pick the newat Praxis Core 2021 (Test #5752) versions of workbooks etc.. 


REMEMBER  - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE WRITING PORTION OF THE PRAXIS CORE, BUT IT IS LESS EXPENSIVE TO BUY THE COMBINATION TEST THAN THE THE TWO SUBTESTS INDIVIDUALLY. TEST #5752

 

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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