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Educator Preparation Program

Secondary Education

Secondary Education Dual Major and Certification is available in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science (Geology Major)
  • Life Science (Biology or Environmental Biology Major)
  • Physics
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies (Economics, Government (Political Science Major), Historical Perspectives (History Major, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Physical Education and Health
  • World Languages (French, German, Spanish)

    Secondary Education Major with Certification Course Sequencing

The Hanover College secondary teacher programs have been approved by the Indiana Department of Education, and are NCATE accredited. We anticipate accreditation by CAEP in 2021.Secondary Education students declare their majors in both their teaching content area and Secondary Education.  Students must have formal admission to the program from the Teacher Education Committee (TEC) to take upper level "methods" education courses of 314, 315, and 33X (X denoted by content area).  Secondary candidates have both a major academic advisor and an Education advisor who meet with students often to ensure that their course of study is on track for achieving their degree and certification. 

Hanover College students who seek secondary or all grade certification and licensing must meet the entrance criteria and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program via application to the Teacher Education Committee.

 Teacher Candidates must meet all teacher certification requirements.

  • Successful Final Evaluation by Student Teaching Clinical Educator Mentor and Hanover College Clinical Supervisor
  • Successful Decision Point 3 interview and presentation to the Education Program and other College faculty, peers, and other stakeholders
  • Bachelors Degree

Upon awarding of the Bachelor degree and passing of state-required licensure exams in both content area and pedagogy, program completers are eligible to apply for a profession teaching license. The Hanover College Educator Preparation Program is designed to meet the standards set forth by Indiana. It is best to obtain the Indiana license and then apply for other states' licensing by reciprocity.

Teacher Candidates in any Secondary Education Program may complete a dual-certification program in Special Education (Mild Interventions) which includes five additional courses offered in evenings and online in summer. The student teaching assignment will be split between and regular classroom and a special education classroom. There is an additional licensure exam required for dual licensing.

Secondary teacher candidates must complete all requirements for their major (i.e. comprehensive examinations, thesis papers, etc.). The Secondary Education major also requires a comprehensive examination as well as a senior seminar course (EDU 461).

* After initial licensing in one of the above areas, Indiana teachers may add additional content area(s) to their license by passing the corresponding licensure test. (i.e. geography, sociology, psychology, etc.)

Secondary Education candidates may apply to complete only certification courses without the major in Secondary Education. Appeals to do so will be considered on an individual basis.

For more information, please contact education department chair, Dr. Dustin Bailey bailey@hanover.edu or Student Services Coordinator and Licensing Advisor, Mrs. Cheryl Torline torline@hanover.edu