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 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. The EPP requires an  agreement sent to students via an online form that confirms that the student has received access to the Handbook and that they agree to following all procedures and requirements and acknowledges that classroom information is highly confidential. Click the link below for the handbook, as well as the confidentiality agreement.

HC Educator Preparation Program Handbook

HC EPP Handbook Agreement

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 

Elementary Education Generalist (Elementary Education Major) Advising Sheet (with academic minor)

Secondary Education Content Area Program and Grades 5-12 Certification Advising Sheets

Biology Major Advising Sheet (Science: Life Science Certification)

Chemistry Major Advising Sheet (Science: Chemistry Certification) 

Economics Major Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Economics Certification)

English Major Advising Sheet (English Language Arts Certification)

Environmental Science w Biology Track Major Advising Sheet (Science: Life Science Certification)

Geology Major Advising Sheet (Science: Earth/Space Science 

History Major Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Historical Perspectives Certification)

Mathematics Major Advising Sheet (Mathematics Certification)

Physics Major Advising Sheet (Science: Physics Certification)

Political Science Major Advising Sheet (Social Studies - Government and Citizenship)

Psychology Major Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Psychology Certification)

Sociology Major Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Sociology Certification)

Secondary 'Education Content Area Program and Grades P-12 Certification Advising Sheets

Art/Design Major Advising Sheet (P-12 Fine Arts: Visual Arts Certification)

French Major Advising Sheet (P-12 Modern Languages: French Certification)

Health Movement Studies Advising Sheet (P-12 Health and Physical Education Certification)

Spanish Major Advising Sheet (P-12 Modern Languages: Spanish Certification)

Theatre Major Advising Sheet (P-12 Fine Arts: Theatre Arts Certification

Secondary Education Dual Major Advising Sheets

Art/Design and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Fine Arts: Visual Arts Certification)

Biology and Secondary Education Dual Majors (Science: Biology Certification)

Chemistry and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Science: Chemistry Certification)

Economics and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Economics Certification)

English  and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (English Language Arts Certification)

Environmental Science - Biology Track and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Life Science Certification)

French and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (World Languages: French Certification)

Geology and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Science: Earth/Space Science Certification)

Health Movement Studies and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Health/Physical Education Certification)

History and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Historical Perspectives Certification)

Mathematics and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Mathematics Certification) 

Physics and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Science: Physics Certification)

Political Science and Secondary Ed Dual Majors Advising Sheet (SS: Government and Citizenship)

Psychology and Secondary Ed Dual Majors Advising Sheet (SS: Psychology)

Sociology and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Social Studies: Sociology Certification)

Spanish and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (World Languages: Spanish Certification)

Theatre and Secondary Education Dual Majors Advising Sheet (Fine Arts: Theatre Arts)

Exceptional Needs - Mild Intervention Dual Certification (P-12) is available alongside any content area major

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention Certification Advising Sheet (All Elementary and Secondary Content Areas)

Major Declaration Forms

Elementary Education Major Declaration Form

Minor Declaration Form (required for Elementary Education Certification)

Elementary Major Declaration Form with Mild Intervention Dual Certification

Secondary Education Major Declaration Form

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.