Welcome to Newby Hall and the Educator Preparation Program!
Our Educator Preparation Program is defined by three Decision Points:
Decision Point 1 = Admission to the Educator Preparation Program - EPP (second semester first years, sophomores and above)
Decision Point 2 = Readiness for Student Teaching (end of junior year if in sequence)
Decision Point 3 = Readiness for licensing certification (follows student teaching completion as a senior)
Licensing: this is done at the state level - students must meet all licensing criteria and be certified by an accredited Educator Preparation Program. This includes passing of all ETS Praxis licensure exams, certification in a Suicide Prevention Training course, and CPR certification, along with application in the Indiana Licensing Verification Information System (LVIS).
First Year students: Enroll in EDU 221 (Education and the American Culture) during your first year if at all possible to have your first experience in becoming a teacher. This course is a requirement for Decision Point 1 (application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program) as a sophomore and places students in a local school classroom for a fieldwork observation assignment. A Tevera lifetime subscription is required and the feedback from the classroom teacher as well as your observations and scoring of assignments will all be done in Tevera.
First year students need to sign off on the EPP Student Handbook, which 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 via Standard for Success.
First year students may take any 100 or 200 level EDU courses.
Beginning in 2023, first year students may apply for early admission in March of their first year if they meet all admission requirements. This will enable them to declare their education major as first years and start on their methods course (300 level) during the sophomore year so that they have more flexibility in their schedules and less stress in the junior year.
Sophomore students: right at the beginning of the school year, qualified sophomores apply for formal admission to the Education Program by completing the Application For Admission in the Standard for Success Decision Point 1 Checklist. The deadline for application is Oct 1 of the sophomore year. Sophomores who do not meet the requirements for admission may appeal for late admission when they do qualify for admission. Students admitted after the sophomore year may need an additional semester to complete the EPP. We will work with every student to ensure they are able to complete as soon as is possible.
Elementary and Secondary Education Major Declaration Forms are completed with your education advisor after formal admission to the EPP. Secondary content area major forms are completed with your academic advisor for that major and are not contingent on EPP admission. Students cannot enroll in 300 or 400 level course without formal admission.
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 for First Year 101. 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 Education professors or with the Education Student Services Coordinator any time you need advice! We are here to help you reach your career goals to become a teacher!
Much more information is available under the Prospective Candidates and Admitted Candidates tabs above!