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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 meet with Debbie Seaver in the Gladish Learning Center.

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

Praxis Core Exam Preparation and Support at Hanover college

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NEW!!!  Test Taking Strategies SeminarS

We are excited to announce that the Educator Preparation Program is offering a successful TEST TAKING STRATEGIES SEMINAR for our education students who need the Praxis Core exam for admission. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to be a better test taker in order to do your best on the Praxis exam for EDU admission!  We urge all of you that need a passing Praxis score to attend at least one of these seminars (they will all have the same content). These are not practice sessions in Reading, Math, and Writing, but a seminar that will help you with skills for taking a standardized test in general. This may also help you when it comes time to take your exams for teacher licensing!
 
Seminar #1 - Tuesday, February 4th in Newby Hall (7:00 PM - 9PM)
 
Seminar #2 - Saturday, March 14th in Newby Hall (1:00PM - 3:00PM)
 
Seminar #3 - Thursday, April 2nd in Newby Hall (7:00PM - 9:00PM)

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

 

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

The Educator Preparation Program urges students who need the Praxis Core to qualify for admission to purchase the 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 below:
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: 
Praxis Practice Tests via Duggan Library "How To" Instructions

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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. Here is the link to the tutoring schedule in the Gladish Center:

Gladish Learning Center Tutor Schedule

 

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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

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