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Educator Preparation Program

Entry Level Planning and Documents

Welcome to Newby Hall and the Educator Preparation Program!

The Education faculty and staff are happy you are exploring the possibility of becoming a teacher! As you probably already know, being an effective educator involves much more than lecturing a class. We will help you determine if this is the right career path for you by putting you into a real classroom from your very first course (EDU 221 - Education and the American Culture). Because you will be in a real classroom with real students, it is important that students understand that there is a high level of confidentiality and ethical behavior for our students.  

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR A FIRST YEAR EDUCATION STUDENT TO KNOW IS THAT A FORMAL APPLICATION PROCESS IS IN PLACE AND THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS OCTOBER 1 OF THE SOPHOMORE YEAR. AT THAT TIME, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PASSING SCORES IN BOTH READING AND MATHEMATICS, WHETHER THROUGH ACT, SAT, OR ETS PRAXIS CORE, AS WELL AS HAVING COMPLETED EDU 221 AND A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.67 BY THAT TIME. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE NAVIGATE TO THE "PROSPECTIVE TEACHER CANDIDATE" TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. THE EPP STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR IS AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS OR WORK THROUGH A PETITION FOR DELAYED ADMISSION.

The EPP Student Handbook has been created so that there is an official reference for policies, guidelines, and requirements for all students taking any of the Education courses offered by Hanover College.  Teachers are professionals who are held to one of the highest standards of conduct of all careers. This handbook not only serves to be a source of reference for Education students but also to communicate the legal requirements and privacy issues facing all educators.  All Education students (not only admitted teacher candidates) are asked to review this Handbook each year and to verify that they understand the contents.
This is done via your Standard For Success Profile.

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 consultation with the academic advisor(s) from the first year forward!

Major Declaration Forms are completed with your education advisor after you have been admitted the EPP. Secondary content area major forms are completed with your academic advisor for that major!

Secondary candidates declare a major in their teaching content area and make sure to check the Teacher Certification box.  The Secondary Education major candidates 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 and in Standard for Success. The Secondary Education Major may not be declared until formal admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

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 above!

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