Secondary (Grades 5 to 12) Education Programs
Art (Fine Arts/Visual Arts) K-12
Biology or Environmental Biology
Earth and Space Science (Geology Major)
Life Science (Biology or Environmental Biology Major)
English Language Arts
Government (Political Science Major)
Historical Perspectives (History Major)
The Hanover College secondary teacher programs have been approved by the Indiana Department of Education, and are NCATE accredited. Most prgrams have gained SPA approval as well. Secondary Education students declare their major in their teaching content area and complete coursework to receive certification. Students must have formal admission to the program from the Teacher Education Committee (TEC) to take upper level education courses. Secondary candidates have both a major academic advisor and an Education advisor who meets with students often to ensure that their course of study is on track for achieving their degree and certification. An optional Secondary Education Major is also available (double major required).
Hanover College students who seek 5-12 certification and licensing must meet the entrance criteria and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program via application to the Teacher Education Committee (Decision Point One) by January of the sophomore or may have course sequencing difficulties. Special Education dual certification also is available to secondary teacher candidates.
Decision Point Two ensures that candidates have a 2.67 GPA in their major and overall, along with an interview to ascertain pedogogical knowledge from methods coursework as well as teacher dispositions. Approved candidates complete 14 weeks of Student Teaching, receive certification in CPR and Suicide Prevention, and complete the cross cultural and Urban Teaching Experience requirements.
Decision Point Three includes a presentation to faculty, peers, and administrators. Teacher candidates must complete all requirements for their major (i.e. comprehensive examinations, thesis papers, etc.).
Following graduation, candidates apply for an initial teacher license after successfully taking the required CORE competency exams in Pedogogy and their Content Area.
* After initial licensing in one of the above areas, teachers may also add additional content area to their license by passing the corresponding CORE test. (i.e. geography, sociology, psychology, etc.)