Major and Minor Declaration Forms for Education Candidates
The deadline for declaring a major is late February of the sophomore year.
Secondary Education candidates declare a major in their teaching content area and make sure to check the Teacher Certification box. Secondary Education can then be declared as a second major after formal admission to the Educator Preparation Program. Secondary students will also submit a Mild Interventions form to formalize their intend to complete the dual certification program. All major declaration forms should also be uploaded into the individuals Standard for Success account for the records as well.
Elementary Education candidates must declare a teaching area minor unless they are completing the Mild Interventions Dual Certification program. Elementary Education may not be declared as a major until formal admission to the Educator Preparation Program is granted by the Teacher Education Committee (TEC). Students who have not yet gained admission may need to declare an alternate major until they achieve admission to the Education Preparation Program and then change their major to Elementary Education (with or without Mild Interventions).
The best source of information is an Education Department faculty member - we strongly recommend that students request a Change of Advisor if they do not have an Education professor advising them. This form is found on My Hanover and filed with the Registrar's Office and can be completed at any time- even prior to admission! Be sure to meet with your advisor(s) at EVERY advising period and make an appointment with any of the Education professors or with the Education Student Services Coordinator any time you need advice. We are always here for you.