Hanover College Education Department

Anticipated Fees for Teacher Candidates

Teacher Certification Anticipated Fee Schedule

Approved 4-11-2013 Revised 9-1-2015

These costs will be very similar at any institution that offers teacher certification programs as requirements are determined by the Indiana Department of Education for all teacher candidates. Licensing costs for other states may differ by state.



Fee rate

Mandatory exams

Applicants for teacher candidacy can use ACT/SAT scores if they meet the Indiana approved scores of 24+ for ACT and 1100+ for SAT. If an applicant does not meet Indiana minimum scores, they will need passing scores of the CASA exam

CORE exams for licensure will be required for an Indiana license.

NOTE: Other states may require additional teacher competency exams.

CASA  Exam costs:

$38 per each subtest of Reading, Writing, and Math. Testing centers may charge an additional fee.

CORE Pedagogy/Content Knowledge Licensing Exam costs:

Price varies from $48 to $150 depending upon the teaching area.

Note: retakes have additional costs.

Background Checks

Required by all school corporations for clinical field experiences. Must be renewed every academic year for any student in any EDU course with fieldwork assignments

Alternative field work could have other requirements not listed (i.e. tuberculosis testing is  required by the Juvenile Detention Center and is $10 via HC Health Center . This may be covered by applying for a Spicer-Phillips grant).

Background checks will be run through the College Human Resource department and charged to the students' HC accounts. The average cost is about $38 but can be more depending on the states students have lived and/or worked. This report will be accepted by our local school corporations and others.

Student teaching placement may have additional background check charge(s) depending on the school assignment.

CPR  First Aid certification with AED

Required for teacher license application via upload of certification card to LVIS. Certification is valid for two years from date of course.

Usually offered once per term as a courtesy by campus security officers with $5 for the card.  Upload image of card for license application. Price will vary if taken off-campus.

Suicide Prevention training

Required to upload certification of completion via LVIS for teacher license application in Indiana.

Required during Student Teacher Seminars via a free online course by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS University) that is especially created for educators. Download competion certificate for license application.

Student teaching fee

Pays for part of student teaching mentor teacher stipend of $200 and cost of supervision by Student Teacher Supervisor and Student Teacher seminars, etc.

$150 (one time) assessed through HC student account.

National Education Association (NEA) Student Membership

One-time required membership to provide liability insurance coverage and other benefits for student teaching.

Underclassmen are also encourage to become members but not required.

Cost is currently $37 per academic year.

Membership confirmation email must be forwarded to the Education Office prior to beginning of your student teaching assignment.  May also send in scan of membership card. Noncompliance can result in removal from Student Teaching.