Students preparing for Teacher Certification can anticipate certain fees and expenses. Students who receive financial aid can often utilize remaining funds for these fees. There are ways to pay the fees on time even if money is a bit tight at the beginning of the term. The Educator Preparation Program tries to minimize these added expenses when possible by choosing less expensive or not cost textbooks, paying for textbook copies to be held on reserve in the Duggan Library for student use, and other ways as we can. The following are examples of typical costs that would be similar at any institution offering teacher preparation:
Standard for Success subscription at $100 per academic year
This annual subscription is required for all admitted candidates as well as those who are enrolled in any EDU courses or applying to the Program. Students taking an EDU course as an elective that do not intend to pursue teacher certification may request a waiver. https://education.hanover.edu/resources/success.php
Students who have not purchased the current SFS subscription will have their account locked on the last day of Drop/Add and will be unable to complete course and certification assignments. This will affect course grades and program completion. Students may use the remaining financial aid in their accounts to pay for SFS. Contact the Business Office for details. Students who do not have financial aid funds available may contact the Chaplain's Office for a Panther Needs loan which must be paid back.
Safe Hiring Solutions Background Check approximately $20 per year
Students will be required purchase the background check once per academic year if they are enrolled in a course with a Clinical Fieldwork Experience. Students should use the special link for Hanover College. Students do have the option of having this run in the Student Services Office and assessed to their student accounts. (see the ABOUT tab). The actual cost depends on the student's residential history.
NEA Membership Fees approximately $36 per year - Required for Methods and Student Teaching Candidates
Student (Aspiring Educator) Membership is required for any students enrolled in Methods (300 level) or Student Teaching (400 level) courses. This membership provides the teacher candidate with $1 million dollars in liability insurance as part of the membership benefits. This protects the candidates who are working with children in a school setting.
Methods and Student Teaching Course Fees
Beginning in 2022-2023, the 300 level (Methods) candidates will pay a $100 fee for each term that they are enrolled in Methods courses (for a total of $200 for the year). Student teaching courses (455, 456, 458, 459) will have a course fee of $300 per candidate. These fees go toward the stipends paid to the clinical educator for mentoring student teachers in their K-12 classroom.
ETS Praxis Licensing Exams
Education students should be aware that there are licensing examinations to qualify for licensing as well as the fee for Indiana and/or other state licensing. The cost of these licensing tests may vary by content area. All candidates need at least two licensure exams. Students may apply for reimbursement of Praxis licensure exam fees (once per exam) through the Spicer Phillips Endowment Fund. For additional information, please refer to the Educator Licensing tab.
More information is also available about any of these fees from our licensing advisor.