Entry Level Planning and Documents
Hanover College Educator Preparation Program Admission Policy
Effective July 1, 2019
Hanover College Educator Preparation Program will adhere to the following admission policy beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year:
THERE WILL BE ONE APPLICATION DATE!
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 2019.
- EDU 221
(Positive dispositions on the Entry Level Feedback Form from 221 fieldwork is heavily weighted for admission)
- 2.67 minimum GPA
(GPA of 3.0 in the content area major is required prior to a student teaching assignment)
- Clear Record with Hanover College Student Academic Assistance Committee (SAAC)
- Clear Judicial Record with Student Life
- Application Form through MyHanover under the Academic tab.
(Includes the uploading of the student's Philosophy of Education essay as well as requests for recommendations from two Hanover College faculty members)
- Personal interview by Teacher Education Committee members
- Submitting one of the admission exam's score reports that meet the following :
ACT Reading 21.4 minimum and ACT Math 21.4 minimum
SAT Reading/Writing 543.33 minimum and SAT Math 532.50 minimum
PRAXIS Core Reading Minimum Score of 168.06 and PRAXIS Math Minimum Score of 162.14
Both Math and Reading scores must be from one test type, although the exam itself if super-scored utilizing the best score from all attempts. Students admitted to Hanover College under the "test optional" process are required to meet one of the benchmark scores listed above for admission to the Educator Preparation Program. Students whose high school ACT or SAT scores do not meet the scores requirement will need to take the PRAXIS Core or retake the ACT/SAT in order to meet the criteria for Educator Preparation Program admission. All Sophomores should apply by the Nov. 15 deadline including students who do not meet the test criteria after taking the PRAXIS or retaking the ACT or SAT should still apply by the Nov. 15 deadline and Sophomores who are enrolled in EDU 221 during the Fall term, should still apply by the Nov. 15 deadline.
NOTE: Additional students may be admitted to the Program after the published admission deadline ONLY if all admission criteria is met (including meeting the ACT/SAT/PRAXIS exam cutoff scores in both math and reading). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Education faculty member to explore the options and to fully understand the admission process for the Educator Preparation Program.
Planning and scheduling are extremely important for our students in order to finish their desired course of study on time and with the credentials that are important to them. The documents below should be used in collaboration with the academic advisor(s) to ensure accuracy and completeness beginning from the first year forward!
Elementary Education Major and K-6 Teacher Certification Academic and Program Advising
Secondary Education Content Area Program and Grades 5-12 Certification Advising Sheets
Secondary 'Education Content Area Program and Grades P-12 Certification Advising Sheets
Secondary Education Dual Major Advising Sheets
Exceptional Needs - Mild Intervention Dual Certification (P-12) is available alongside any content area major
Major Declaration Forms
The deadline for declaring a major is late February of the Sophomore year.
Secondary candidates declare a major in their teaching content area and make sure to check the Teacher Certification box. Those who desire the (optional) Secondary Education major will declare that as a second major. The Secondary Education Mild Interventions Course Form is not filed with the Registrar's Office but completed with your Education Advisor. The Secondary Education Major may not be declared until admission to the Educator Preparation Program via TEC.
All elementary education majors must have a minor declared 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 TEC. Students who have not yet gained admission may have to declare another 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 faculty member - we strongly recommend that students request a Change of Advisor if they do not have an Education professor advising them. This is done through the Registrar's Office and can be completed at any time- even prior to admission! Make an appointment with any of the professors or with the Education Student Services Coordinator any time you need advice! We are here for you.
Much more information is available under the Prospective Candidates tab.