Hours and Grade Point Average Requirements
- Students enrolled at Ball State University starting Fall 2013 must complete 45 hours and earn at least a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA).
- Students enrolled at Ball State University prior to Fall 2013 must complete 45 hours and earn at least a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA).
Courses and Artifacts: English and Communications
Decision Point 2 courses and artifacts include the following:
ENG 220 Language and Society (Language and Society Assessment)
ENG 230 Reading and Writing about Literature (research paper)
COMM 210 Fundamentals of Public Communication
COMM 220 Argumentation and Debate (debate assignment)
COMM 240 Introduction to Human Communication (paper or exam) or COMM 290 Intercultural Communication (paper)
For each of the above courses, your instructor fills out a rubric (scoring sheet) for the required artifact and enter it into TK20. Ball State username and password required.
You must pass each artifact with a C or better. If you do not, then you can attempt to remediate the artifact. You must successfully revise the artifact within the semester following the course in which you failed the artifact. If you fail to revise the artifact up to acceptable standards, you have the choice of retaking the class or dropping the teaching major. The revision of the artifact does not change your course grade.
Contact director of English Education to begin the remediation process.
Artifacts: Professional Education Courses
You must earn a C or better in your 100 and 200-level professional education courses.
Decision Point 2 artifacts from these courses include the following:
Your instructor for each course fills out a rubric for the required artifact and enters it into TK20. Ball State username and password required.
You may view the rubrics used to assess your artifact by clicking on the red cube icon in TK20.
Disposition assessment takes place in EDMU 205.
Licensure Exam / CASA
Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) are part of Indiana’s teacher
licensure and certification process and demonstrate basic skills competency.
Candidates may also document basic skills competency for admission to educator
preparation programs using the following additional assessments/routes:
ACT® with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
SAT® with a
score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
GRE® with a
score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative prior to 8/1/11
Note: ACT, SAT, and GRE scores do not include writing. Anyone with a master's
degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from this
Note: Beginning in summer 2013, Praxis I will no longer be used to assess
basic skills competency of prospective Indiana educators
Once you have completed all Decision Point 2 requirements, you will be granted permission to enroll in Professional Ed. 300/400 level courses. This automated process can take up to 2 weeks after semester grades are submitted.. If you have any problems, please contact the Teachers College Advising Resource Center.