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Educator Preparation Program

Anticipated Fees for Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification Anticipated Fee Schedule

Approved 4-11-2013 Revised 9-1-2019

These costs will be very similar at any institution that offers teacher certification programs.
Licensing costs for other states may differ by state.



Fee rate

Mandatory exams

Applicants for teacher candidacy can use their existing ACT/SAT scores if those meet the admission criteria. If existing scores do not meet the EPP's minimum score benchmark, students can retake the SAT/ACT exams or take the PRAXIS 1 exam through ETS to meet the program admission requirement.

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

NOTE: Other states may require additional teacher competency exams.

Costs vary by test. Students my apply for need-based assistance from the Spicer Phillips Grant.

CORE Pedagogy & Content Knowledge Licensing Exam costs: Prices vary from depending upon the teaching area.

Note: retakes have additional costs.

*Students may apply for need-based assistance from the Spicer Phillips Grant to take CORE exams.

See Cheryl Torline or your Education professor for details on the SP application.

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 

Background checks will be run through Safe Hiring Solutions. The student will apply for this prior to any course with field work in local schools. Students will NOT be allowed in schools without the background check so not obtaining it in a timely manner can effect the course grade. The average cost is about $22 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.

Please contact Cheryl Torline for any questions about background checks including financial concerns.

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 the certification of completion on 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 and save completion certificate for the license application. Send copy to the Student Services Coordinator for inclusion in your student record files.

Methods and Student teaching fees

Pays for an honorarium for our mentor teachers for Methods and Student Teaching placements.

$50 for each Methods course assessed through Hanover College student account in the semester the student is enrolled.

$200 for the Student Teaching course EDU 455/456/458 in the term enrolled.

National Education Association (NEA) Student Membership

Required for both Methods and Student Teaching and good for the academic year. Provides liability insurance coverage and other benefits for teacher candidates for classroom assignments.

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 Student Services Office prior to beginning of your methods or student teaching assignment. Noncompliance will result in removal from the fieldwork placement until proof is received due to liability issues.

Licensing Application

Payable to the State of Indiana when applying an initial, making additions, or renewing a teaching license.

Usually $35 application fee paid in LVIS.