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) but definitely by the deadline of their sophomore year.  Elementary Education students must be admitted in order to declare Elementary Education as 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 approved 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: 





EPP 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 21.25 minimum and ACT Math 21.25 minimum and ACT Writing 6.60 minimum (no composite).
SAT Reading/Writing 543.33 minimum and SAT Math 532.50 minimum and SAT Writing 5.30 minimum (no composite)

All exams are super-scored ; meaning that the best score of all attempts are used.  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 may have to submit the SAT/SAT report to the Education Coordinator. 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.

Preparing to take or re-take the SAT or ACT

First years are recommended to do retakes after their first year at Hanover College. You will have had much more academic experience since you took the exam the first time as a high school junior or senior.  Please note that you must select the "I AM NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL" option when registering for the exam(s). There are a lot of prep tools and the Gladish Learning Center tutors can help with difficult areas.

SAT Test Dates 2019 (US)

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release


June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

July 10, 2019

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 14, 2019

September 6, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 25, 2019

October 18, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 4, 2019

October 23, 2019

November 15, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

December 20, 2019

*The late registration deadline is about one week earlier if you are registering by mail

**Regular SAT only

ACT Test Dates 2019 (US)

Listed in this table are the remaining 2019 test dates. Registration deadlines will be announced by in spring 2019.

Test Dates Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release
Sept 14, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 Sept 1, 2019 Sept 24; Oct 10, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Oct 13, 2019 Nov 12; Nov 26, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 25, 2019 Dec 24, 2019; Jan 7, 2020
Feb 8, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 17, 2020 Feb 18; Mar 3, 2020
Apr 4, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Mar 16, 2020 Apr 14; Apr 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 25, 2020 June 23; July 7, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 28; Aug 11, 2020

applying on my hanover

Once students have met all admission criteria, they are ready to do the FORMAL APPLICATION! Log in to My Hanover and select the ACADEMIC tab at the top. From the drop down menus, choose Academic Programs, then  Education Program, then Education Application. The link for the application is at the bottom left of the page
Most of the fields will auto-fill from your student records. Make the appropriate selections, upload your essay, and follow other directions and submit. Once you submit your application, My Hanover will request the Recommendation Form from the professors you have indicated in the app.  You will be contacted by the chair of tec to schedule your decision point 1 interview. 

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!